Mahogany Air has proposed to spend 15 million Dollars to acquire aircraft and bring its total fleet to 10 by the end of next year.
Mahogany Air Chief Executive Officer Jim Belemu says this is part of his company’s expansion drive that will see the company opening up more routes and create jobs.
Dr. Belemu says the 15 million Dollars to be spent will be in addition to the 5 million Dollars the company has invested in acquiring two aircraft and training its staff.
He said this in Lubumbashi at the official launch of the Lusaka Lubumbashi via Ndola flight, the first international route by his company.
And Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo said the launch of the flight will enhance trade and tourism between the two countries.
Meanwhile, Katanga Province Governor Celestine Kapopo said the Zambian government has demonstrated admirable capacity in developing road, rail and other communication infrastructure in the region.
Mr Kapopo said his government is keen to learn how Zambia has achieved massive modernization of its infrastructure which he said is critical in ending poverty and enhancing trade.