Mr. Mukanga has told Qfm news in an interview that government would like to see such international airlines continue operating in the country.
He however says the gaps left by the pulling out of the two international airlines will be filled once the country’s new national airline is rolled out.
Mr. Mukanga says this is especially that once the national airline is rolled out it will not only operate within the region but beyond.
He says what is holding back the rolling out of the national airline is Cabinet approval.
KLM has announced that it will stop offering direct flights to and from Zambia from 28th October, 2014 barely 22 months after it started servicing the route.
The airline becomes the second international airline to pull out from Zambia following the withdrawal of British Airways.