Welcome on Board Proflight

Dear Passengers,

As we approach the conclusion of the first quarter of 2024, we would like to reflect on the events of 2023 and provide insight into our plans for the upcoming year. Additionally, we would like to share some interesting statistics, highlight our achievements, and discuss the challenges we faced.

Proflight Zambia is pleased to announce that we have fully recovered from COVID-19, and despite the challenges encountered in 2023, the overall outcome was positive. Notably, there was substantial growth on key tourism routes, specifically Livingstone and Mfuwe. Zambia welcomed over 1.3 million tourists in the past year, aiming to reach 2 million in 2024.

Proflight experienced significant growth, witnessing a 115% increase in the number of passengers compared to 2022, averaging 26,000 flown passengers per month. Our aircraft seat capacity grew from 176 in 2022 to 431 in 2023, including the addition of the 737 with 305 seats. We acquired three additional CRJ-100/200 jet aircraft, an extra J41 turboprop, and our first-ever parcel freighter. Over the course of the year, we uplifted thirteen million litres of fuel, completed 10,445 sectors, and expanded our workforce from 140 staff to over 250, hiring more than 100 people across all departments.

Regarding route expansion, we reinstated direct flights to Durban, initiated a new direct route to Cape Town, and launched a new domestic route to Kalumbila. Existing routes experienced growth, with Lusaka/Solwezi flights doubling daily for the first time and Lusaka/Johannesburg increasing to thrice daily.

Looking ahead to 2024, our primary focus is achieving a year of consolidation. We plan to introduce two new domestic routes: Chunga in the Kafue National Park and Kasama in the Northern Province.

Additional plans for 2024 include the implementation of a campaign called ‘Proflight Goes Green,’ aimed at incorporating more sustainable and eco-friendly practices throughout our business. We also plan to launch cargo services utilizing our newly acquired parcel freighter.

We extend our sincere gratitude to all our customers for their unwavering loyalty and for choosing Proflight, a proudly Zambian airline. We eagerly anticipate having you fly with us in 2024.

Captain Josias Walubita, Director of Flight Operations

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