Proflight eyes 3 more destinations


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Zambia Daily Mail – August 14, 2013
By KELLY NJOMBO
PROFLIGHT Zambia has unveiled plans for three additional international destinations to its growing schedule by mid-2014, making Lusaka a regional hub for air travel. Company director of government and industry affairs Philip Lemba said the airline has plans to start flying to Lubumbashi, from Ndola, with connections between Ndola and Lusaka. Mr Lemba said the airline is also considering services to Harare, Dar es Salaam, Mozambiques’sTete town and Johannesburg, subject to regulatory approval.
“We believe that after years of prudent [and] steady growth, Proflight Zambia has now built a solid base to reach a critical mass from which it can expand into regional markets, heeding the requests of our customers.
Proflight-Boeing“Lusaka is a natural choice as a hub, and Proflight is determined to be a standard bearer for Zambian aviation throughout the region,” he said.
Mr Lemba said in a statement in Lusaka recently. He said with the introduction of the Malawi route, Proflight currently operates 10 scheduled routes using nine aircraft, and a 105-seat Boeing 737 aircraft which was just added to the Proflight fleet as the airline’s first jet aircraft.
Mr Lemba said the airline is keen to introduce flights to Johannesburg from Lusaka and is examining the option of flying into South Africa city’s smaller airport, Lanseria, whose costs are lower than that of the city’s main OR Tambo (ORT) International Airport. Mr Lemba, however, said the airline has appealed for input from travellers to help it identify how best the new services can be structured.

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