Proflight Zambia has boosted capacity on its Lusaka-Johannesburg service, resulting in the route between the two cities having more Zambian operated flights than South African ones.
Proflight has increased the frequency of its flights to three times a day and is introducing a 126-seat 737-500 aircraft to its fleet to meet demand.
The airline will commence the three daily flights seven days a week from April and the addition of the leased 737-500 aircraft from African Charter Airline of Johannesburg will be operational from June.
“We are thrilled to make the announcement, as this development is closely tied to Proflight’s ambition to expand our services into the regional market and reflects the commitment, we have to promoting air travel as an affordable, safe, and reliable means of transportation,” said Proflight Zambia Director Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita.
“It is also exciting news for travellers to and from Zambia and South Africa on business or holiday as we providing them with more flight options and comfort,” Capt. Walubita added.
The Lusaka-Johannesburg route will be serviced by Proflight’s three 50-seater Bombardier jet aircrafts and the 737 aircraft, providing comfort and speed for passengers. The 737 aircraft has 126 economy seats that will increase capacity for the 2023 season – using nine aircraft: the 737, three 50-seater Bombardier jet, four 29-seater Jetstream 41, and one 18-seater Jetstream 32, to service 10 destinations supported by 210 employees, of which over 95% are Zambian citizens.
The Lusaka-Johannesburg is one of the airlines’ more popular routes only taking two-hours on its jets. By offering more flights on the route, Proflight has positioned itself as the airline of choice in terms of flexible flight plans. The airline also continues to invest in trainings for its employees as well as expand its fleet to meet regional and local demand.