The PF Government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu has continued to make history in the infrastructure and transport sectors. This has opened up Zambia for massive investment by facilitating easy movement of people throughout the country, including business purposes and for easy distribution of both farm inputs and products.
The benefits of the new infrastructure are self- evident in the amount of Foreign investment Zambia is receiving. Today, Qatar Airways announced they will commence Flights from Doha (DOH) to Lusaka (LUN) on Aug. 6 onboard Boeing 787 aircraft. The route will operate three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“Africa continues to be an area of strong growth for Qatar Airways and launching this service will support the development of the economy and tourism sector in the region,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said.
“Not only do we continue to rebuild our network after the pandemic, but we are actively expanding it with the addition of this key destination. This is the fifth new destination in Africa added to our network since the start of the pandemic, taking our total new destinations added across the globe to 10.”
The launch of Lusaka supports increased demand for trade between Zambia and destinations on its network such as London, Frankfurt and New York, and from multiple points in China. Each service will have a total of 30 tons of cargo capacity.
Flights will depart DOH at 2.20 a.m., arriving in Zambia’s capital Lusaka at 8.50 a.m. After remaining on the ground for 1hr. 30 min. the aircraft continues to Harare where it lands at 11.20 a.m.
The return journey sees flights depart Zimbabwe’s capital at 6.55 p.m., arriving in LUN at 7.55 p.m. The final leg departs LUN at 9.25 p.m. and arrives back in Doha at 5.55 a.m. the following day.