Proflight Zambia has announced the arrival of its third CRJ Regional Jet that will allow the nation’s regional airline to increase capacity on its international and domestic routes.
With demand for travel expected to grow at a robust pace in the coming year, Proflight Zambia is investing in its jet fleet so as to offer more comfort and speed for its customers.
The Bombardier CRJ jets have so far proved to be an excellent aircraft for the airline, being able to operate profitably and efficiently in both the domestic and international markets. Proflight Zambia plans to increase its capacity in 2023 once the aircraft is put on the Zambian register.
The jet is the second 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-200 that Proflight has leased from Avmax Leasing, a prominent Canadian leasing company that specialises in leasing Canadian-manufactured aircraft.
“Proflight Zambia is excited to add another jet aircraft to its fleet thanks to Avmax our ideal leasing partner. We have been very pleased with Avmax’s ability to work with us and understand our needs as an airline. It’s a great comfort knowing that we can count on Avmax to consistently deliver a quality product from their North American MRO facilities,” said Tony Irwin, Proflight Zambia CEO.
Scott Greig, Avmax Senior VP and Head of Avmax Aircraft Leasing Inc stated: “Avmax is excited to deliver its second CRJ200 to our customer Proflight Zambia. Proflight has demonstrated great performance and measured growth over the past year, and as such, they have been a leading contributor to the increase in the country’s international arrivals in 2022.
“The CRJ200 is perfectly built to serve Proflight Zambia’s customers in southern Africa as it allows them to offer additional flights and destinations from its base in Lusaka,” added Greig.Mr Irwin thanked Move Aircraft Solutions Ltd for delivering on another challenging ferry that involves multiple parties, specialised routes, and following very high standards of safety and efficiency. The routing is from Calgary Canada and routing via Great Falls, Montana- Goose Bay, Canada- Keflavik, Iceland – Southampton, UK – Algiers, Algeria- N’Djamena, Chad- Lusaka.
“Following a very strong cooperation and relationship formed from our first delivery, the professional and experienced management at Proflight Zambia turned to Move Aircraft Flight Solutions to deliver their 3rd CRJ 200 from America to Lusaka,” highlighted Nabeel Ahmed CEO and Accountable Manager of Move Aircraft Solutions Ltd.
Proflight Zambia’s Maintenance Director, Oliver Ndlovu, also accompanied a team from the Zambia Civil Aviation Authority ZCAA in October to inspect the aircraft at its base in Montana United States of America and thanked the ZCAA for their assistance in this approval process.
With the addition of the new aircraft, Proflight Zambia’s total fleet increases to 7 aircraft.