Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba says the aviation sector still remains open for the private sector to participate.
Mr. Mushimba says consequently government has made the aviation sector not only conducive but also attractive for participation to the private players.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, the Minister commended Proflight and Mahogany Air services as well as other individuals and institutions who own airplanes for coming on board in the aviation industry.
“Our policy as government is to make the aviation sector conducive to both old and new entrants to grow the industry,” he said.He dismissed assertions that aviation fees in Zambia are too expensive.
The Transport Minister also stressed that government is confident that the soon to be launched Zambia Airways will succeed.Zambia Airways will fly efficient domestic and some regional routes.