Proflight Commences Flights To Kasama:
Local Airline Enhances Connectivity in Northern Zambia

In a strategic move aimed at enhancing convenience and promoting tourism, Proflight Zambia has recommenced flights to Kasama.

The airline’s 29-seat twin-turboprop Jetstream 41 aircraft landed at Kasama airport on March 19, marking the relaunch of this pivotal route. The last scheduled flight into Kasama was in December 2018, after which the runway closed for refurbishment. 

“Proflight is very excited to commence flights to Kasama,” remarked Proflight Zambia Director of Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita. “Our commitment remains steadfast to provide world-class air services while connecting local cities and inspiring unforgettable journeys. Proflight is not just about flights; it’s about fostering connections and opening doors to endless possibilities.”  

This new service significantly reduces travel time for those heading to the Northern Province or vice versa, sparing them from an arduous journey that would take over 13 hours by road. 

Northern Province Permanent Secretary Benard Mpundu expressed elation at the development. Stakeholders are committed to revamping the tourism sector in the northern circuit. Proflights’ presence in Kasama will act as a gateway for would-be tourists and facilitate and ease the transportation of all the businesses and tourists into the Northern Province.

“The airport alone is a massive investment to ensure that all travellers within and outside Zambia have the liberty to travel at any period of time,” stated Mr Mpundu.

Kasama, a vital provincial capital in Northern Zambia, now enjoys scheduled access through Proflight’s direct schedules. A 1-hour 30-minute direct flight and about a 2-hour 30-minute flight via Mansa cater to both business and leisure travellers.

The flight schedule includes direct routes from Lusaka to Kasama on Tuesdays, departing at 08:00hrs and arriving in Kasama at 09:30hrs. On Thursdays via Mansa, the flight departs at 08:00hrs and arrives in Kasama at 10:25hrs. Return flights from Kasama to Lusaka are available on Thursdays, departing at 10:50hrs and arriving at 12:10hrs in Lusaka. Tuesday flights from Kasama via Mansa to Lusaka depart at 09:55hrs and arrive at 12:20hrs. Connecting flights to or from Ndola are also offered, providing travellers with flexibility.

Aside from facilitating travel, the service opens access to Northern Province’s breathtaking attractions, including waterfalls, hot springs, and Lake Tanganyika. Proflight Zambia aims to develop this route further, contributing to Zambia’s tourism and economic growth while delivering top-notch transport services.

As part of that initiative to promote the region, Proflight will serve Kasama coffee onboard its flights.

For bookings and inquiries, customers can visit and embark on a journey to discover the wonders of Northern Zambia.

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