Zambia Airways, the former state airline, suffered the fate of many other African airlines and had to be closed down in the early 90's (in 1995, more precisely) after the Zambian Government denied them any financial backup in 1992. In their 1989 routemap we can see a rather surprising array of destinations which included London,Frankfurt, Rome, New York via Monrovia (!) and Bombay. There was as well a pretty extensive coverage of the neighbouring countries in South-East Africa. Longhaul flights were operated with the DC-10.
Bombay, que se operaba en código compartido con Air India, aparece como un punto de conexión hacia otros destinos en el sureste asiático, y como es habitual en estos horarios de los años 80 es bastante curioso ver las conexiones que se proponían. Era ciertamente otra época, en la que se podía volar por ejemplo en Varig de Amsterdam a Frankfurt o en British Airways de Bombay a Hong Kong, para conectar con el vuelo de Zambia Airways a Lusaka.
The Bombay leg was an Air India condeshare (operated by Zambia Airways) and it was a gateway to other South-Eastern Asian destinations. I always have fun having a look at the proposed connections. This was certainly another era and it was possible to fly a Varig plane between Amsterdam dnd Frankfurt,or get on a British Airways plane between Hong Kong and Bombay, before connecting to your Zambia Airways flight to Lusaka.