2021 was an auspicious year for Zambia, it saw the opening of the Kazungula Bridge which links this Southern African country to its neighbour Botswana in May of that year.

On 5 August 2021 Zambia also celebrated the official opening of the newly renovated Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka.

The improvements include a two-story terminal building, housing twenty-two check-in counters, twelve border channels and six security check counters, a presidential terminal, a new air traffic control building and tower and a new hotel.

The Airport has a 3.9km runway with a width of 45m and an orientation 10/28, one parallel taxiway and several taxiway links. The runway can land up to a maximum of a B747. The airport has a capacity of to carry six million passengers per year and serves as a hub for the region.

The following airlines are flying from Lusaka:- Air Tanzania -Dar es Salaam; Airlink Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo; Emirates -Dubai–International, Harare; Ethiopian Airlines -Addis Ababa, Harare; Kenya Airways    -Harare, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta; Mahogany Air    – Chipata, Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi; Malawi Airlines    – Harare, Lilongwe; Proflight Zambia -Jeki, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Lilongwe (begins 1 June 2023),Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi; Qatar Airways -Doha, Harare; Royal Zambian Airlines       – Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo; RwandAir – Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Kigali; South African Airways -Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo; Zambia Airways -Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo,Livingstone, Ndola.

We are happy to see this level of development happening within Southern Africa as it opens a world of travel possibilities for our clients. If you would like to find out more about travel in Zambia, please feel free to contact us events@intoafrica.co.za.