ZAMBEZI Airlines has halted operations again, National Airports Corporation managing director Robinson Misitala has confirmed.

Misitala could however not disclose the reasons behind the airline's suspension of its operations.

Last year, the government suspended Zambezi Airlines' operations on grounds that it failed to adhere to safety and schedule regulations as required in the aviation sector.

The airline, which ceased operations for nearly seven months, only resumed its flights in June this year.

"Yes they have suspended their operations for the time being," Misitala said in interview on Friday.

"They have not officially communicated to us but they stopped flying a month ago."

No official comment from the airline's chairperson, Dr Maurice Jangulo was received as his mobile phone went unanswered.
And a Zambezi Airlines official who opted to remain anonymous said the airline halted operations mid October "due to serious liquidity problems".

"What we understand at the moment is that the chairman Dr Jangulo and management are currently looking for investors to acquire equity in the firm because as things stand at the moment, the balance sheet cannot allow them to contract further debt," said the official.