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The Republic of Zambia is a land-locked country in southern Africa. Zambia does not have a national carriersince the collapse of Zambia Airways in 2009. The country therefore relies on international airlines to help develop the local travel and tourism industry, signing open-skies aviation agreements with a number of countries in a bid to boost air traffic into Zambia. Zambia has one international airport - Lusaka International Airport. The Department of Civil Aviation of Zambia is the regulatory agency responsible for air transportation in the country.
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Alongside the launch last week of non-stop service to Beijing, South African Airways (SAA) has been working on improving its connections in Africa, and has recently launched service to three Central African destinations: Pointe Noire in the Republic of the Congo, Kigali in Rwanda and Bujumbura in Burundi. This follows expansion last year into Ndola, Zambia.
Turkish Airlines (THY) is being encouraged to launch services between Istanbul and Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. It is not the first time that the airline has been linked to new African services but on this occasion comes the admission there is a wider agenda involving trade and specifically mining and energy. Could Turkey be about to emulate China, which has been flooding the African continent with executive manpower - especially where there are sparse resources to be mined - using essential air transport as bait?
As African governments sought a path to successful locally-based airline operations, some attempted to gain the benefits of scale and coverage by forming joint airlines. With a good deal of support from European governments and flag carriers, two early examples of airlines jointly representing the interests of neighbouring countries shared resources, costs and – hopefully - the profits.