Air Botswana has announced plans to resume flights to Zambia disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Friday.
The Chief Executive Officer, Geteneh Woldemichael, said the inaugural flight would take off on Dec. 17, according to a statement from the Zambia Embassy in Botswana.
In a letter to the Zambian Embassy, the official said the airline will operate a triangular route that will link Botswana’s capital to Lusaka non-stop on Thursdays and Saturdays with a return to Gaborone via Harare in Zimbabwe.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to Botswana Mwansa Kapeya said the decision by the airline to re-launch the Lusaka route signals a gradual return to international travel in the region.
Kapeya explained that the development will ease movement and provide transit convenience for commercial and trade activities between the two neighboring countries.