Proflight Overtakes South Africa On Lusaka-Joburg Flights
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 the demand.
The airline commenced the three daily flights seven days a week in April. The 737-500 aircraft, leased 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 promote 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 provide 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 aircraft and the 737 aircraft, providing comfort and speed for passengers. The 737 aircraft has 126 economy seats, increasing capacity for the 2023 season. With the addition of the 737, Proflight will be operating nine aircraft. The other aircraft are three 50-seater Bombardier jets, four 29-seater Jetstream 41, and one 18-seater Jetstream 32, servicing ten destinations supported by 210 employees, of which over 95% are Zambian citizens.
Lusaka-Johannesburg is one of the airline’s most popular routes. 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 training for its employees and expand its fleet to meet regional and local demand.