Zambian air travel update
New International Airport
A brand new International airport is expected for Zambia. The airport is to be constructed in the northwest part of the country, approximately 13km away from Ndola city.
The new airport is expected to be able to host Boeing 747-800 aircrafts, and should commence operations in 2021.
“Amongst the other facilities, the airport comprises the following: a one-million passenger terminal building capacity, 3.5km-long runway and associated taxiways and aprons, control tower and air traffic building, rescue and fire station, car parks and roads, fuel farm, cargo terminal, airport hotel, staff office building, communication navigation and surveillance, aircraft maintenance hangar, power, water and sewer reticulation,” said Mweembe Sikaulu, Communications and Brand Manager of Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL).
The airport does not have an official name yet, but is currently known as the 'Copperbelt International Airport', as it will mainly be used to support the trade and mining industries on the Copperbelt, however it will also accommodate tourists visiting the northern region on Zambia.
Proflight Zambia new route
Proflight Zambia's new Harare - Lusaka route will launch on the 9 of July and tickets are currently on sale.
The airline will operate this route four times a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The route will be serviced by a Jetstream 4100 and will have 29 seats available.
Flight P0030 will depart from Lusaka at 06h45 and land in Harare at 07h55.
Flight P0031 will depart from Harare at 08h25 and land in Lusaka at 09h35.