LUSAKA, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Air Botswana has announced plans to resume flights to Zambia disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Friday.
Chief Executive Officer Geteneh Woldemichael said the inaugural flight will take off on December 17, according to a release 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. Enditem