Welcome on Board Proflight
Dear Esteemed Customers,
Welcome aboard our flight. The year 2023 continues to be busy and transformative for us at Proflight. We have embarked on an ambitious but meticulous drive to expand our footprint within the region, with a deliberate focus on the Republic of South Africa.
I am delighted to announce that we now operate triple-daily flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg, a 2-hour flight in our 50-seat CRJ Jet aircraft and from the 1st of June, some of these will be operated by a 126-seat 737-500. Our first flight of the day departs Lusaka at 08:00 hours, our second flight departs Lusaka at 11:00 hours, and the last flight at 15:00. The return flights from Joburg to Lusaka depart Joburg at 12:00, 14:00 and 18:20.
In addition to Lusaka – Johannesburg, we operate three times weekly Ndola – Joburg direct flights and twice weekly Lusaka – Durban direct flights.
We take pride in our South African network and are committed to expanding our capacity, frequency, and routes within the country to offer greater convenience and choice to our valued customers. Johannesburg, also known as “Joburg” among locals, was established during the peak of one of the world’s largest and wealthiest gold rushes, earning it the moniker of “Egoli,” which translates to “place of gold.” We invite you to visit Johannesburg soon and trust that we will transport you there safely and punctually.
We boldly decided to lease a Boeing 737-500 type aircraft with a seating capacity of 126 economy seats for six months commencing in June. The aircraft will primarily be deployed on our Lusaka – Johannesburg route to increase capacity on this exciting route and to free up the 50-seat Jets to operate more of our domestic flights offering more seating capacity and frequency in our home market.
With our drive to connect Lusaka and Johannesburg, we successfully re-launched our direct flights between Lusaka and Durban. Our re-launch flight took place on Thursday, the 6th of April, 2023. I was privileged to be the captain in charge of that flight, and it was exhilarating to be back in the vibrant city of Durban. These flights are being operated twice weekly, On Thursdays and Sundays. The flight departs Lusaka at 09:00 hours and arrives in Durban at 11:30 hours. The flight departs Durban at 12:30 hours and arrives in Lusaka at 15:00 hours. Durban is the largest city of the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa and remains an important city for tourism and trade. We look forward to flying you to Durban soon.
Despite the thrilling regional developments, it’s easy to overlook local events. The safari season in Zambia is from June to October – the peak time to visit. Although it’s winter, the temperature gradually warms up, with October averaging 36 degrees Celsius. If you can handle the heat, the game viewing in the main parks is spectacular, with animals congregating at water sources and predators seizing the opportunity. Please take advantage of our seasonal flights serving national parks in Zambia for an unforgettable safari experience.
On a final note, during May 2023, we are launching scheduled flights between Lusaka and Kalumbila. This will be a combination of direct flights, and on a few days, these will be via Solwezi from the Kalumbila sector. We have one more route to announce soon – watch this space!
This will bring us to an operation of 410 seats, 7 aircraft, and 12 destinations supported by 210 staff members.
Our growth is thanks to your support, our valued customers.
Thank you for choosing Proflight Zambia as your carrier of choice. Your continued support is appreciated. We hope to see you on board again soon.
Captain Josias Walubita
Director Flight Operations