Proflight Boosts Mongu Expo with Direct Flights
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Proflight Zambia put on scheduled flights from Lusaka to Mongu in support of the Western Province Tourism, Trade and Investment Expo in October.
The move was aimed at facilitating smooth and comfortable connections from Lusaka to Mongu for corporate and business entities that participated in the trade show from the 10th to the 15th of October 2022.
The expo, which is being held under the theme “Rapid Economic Transformation Through Increased Home-Grown Entrepreneurship, Value Addition and Trade,” was graced by President Hakainde Hichilema.
Proflight sees the expos as a precursor to a more regular long-term scheduled service to the Western Province capital and is awaiting regulatory approval to operate a route between Lusaka and Mongu via Livingstone.
“The Lusaka–Mongu journey is a long stretch that takes up to nine hours of driving. Hence, this initiative beats the tedious road trip that would cost you time and money,” said Proflight Zambia Director Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita.
“Proflight is also particularly excited to operate this scheduled flight on its prestigious Jetstream 41 aircraft that has comfort and space at an affordable return ticket price of around US$600 per person.”
Return tickets for the one hour and 20 minutes flights start from US$600 (K9,500), equating to around 50 cents (K8) per kilometre for the gruelling 1,200-kilometre return road journey, which would otherwise take nine hours each way.
Capt. Walubita emphasised the importance of the local route, not only to meet the travel demands of the exhibitors and participants at the expo but to boost tourism and trade in the province. Mongu being the capital of Western Province, the connectivity also provides a gateway to some of Zambia’s beautiful tourist attractions including the Liuwa National Park and the popular Ngonye (Sioma) Falls, which is less than a three-hour drive from the town.
Tickets can be booked through Proflight’s website at www.flyzambia.com.