Regulate foreign airlines-Proflight

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and made an emergency landing after its right landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff
Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore returned to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and made an emergency landing after its right landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff

ZNBC-Proflight Zambia has called on government to protect local carriers by restricting foreign airlines operating on local routes.

Airline Director-Government and Industry Affairs Captain Phil Lemba says foreign airlines should just be allowed access the International Airport as a last point.

Captain Lemba says local airlines can take passengers to various local destinations.

He has bemoaned the current situation where foreign airlines operate direct routes from their respective countries to Ndola and Livingstone among other local destinations.

He has told ZNBC News that Zambia should emulate other nations that do not allow foreign airlines on local routes as part of promoting the growth and sustainability of local carriers.

Meanwhile Captain Lemba says the depreciation of the kwacha within the first quarter of this year has had a negative toll on the aviation industry.

He says this is because players in the sector mainly transact in US dollars .

8 COMMENTS

  1. Proflight Airline -should just learn how to survive on a global scale
    not just put restriction, but also to improve and upgrade their standard

  2. Captain Lemba is wrong. The only way to improve the current limited internal air travel options is via competition. Local monopolies lead to poor service, higher prices. In what way will anything he suggests improve the quality and cost of service to air travellers ? No way whatsoever.

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