1967 – Zambia Airways First Direct Viscount Flight between Lusaka and Blantyre
Zambia Airways First Direct Viscount Flight between Lusaka and Blantyre
5 January 1967
On Thursday, 5 January 1967, Zambia Airways’ launched the first direct jet-prop flight (QZ 808) between Lusaka and Blantyre. This new once-weekly service reduced the distance between the two cities to a mere two hour flight, and was considered a benefit to businessmen and tourists.
First Flight Covers
To mark the event, first flight covers specially franked for the occasion and carried on the first flight were sent out by Zambia Airways and Air Malawi to Government officials, Business houses and Travel Agencies in both countries.