Proflight Zambia has helped rescue a two-week-old vervet monkey whose mother was killed by poachers.
The airline stepped in to fly the young primate to safety at Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust in South Luangwa National Park, where it will be cared for until it is old enough to be released back into the wild.
The little monkey - named Myk - was being sold on the roadside when a team from Game Rangers International Zambia Primate Project (ZPP) discovered him and took him to Lusaka before Proflight stepped in to move him to Mfuwe where he will be weaned together with other orphaned vervets.
Proflight Zambia is gearing up for its busiest festive season ever with special fares for local travellers that are fixed until mid-January.
The additional demand for travel follows the newly introduced international route to Durban in South Africa, adding to the airline’s existing local tourist destinations including Livingstone, Mfuwe and Kasama.
To increase affordability for local passengers over the holiday season Proflight has stepped up its Special Firecracker fares on Mfuwe and Livingstone flights.
Proflight Zambia has launched a “Do Durban” “buy one, get on free” promotion on its direct flights to South Africa’s beach resort city.
The special offer target business and leisure travellers and are valid for return travel through 13Dec15 on Proflight’s flights to Durban from Lusaka, Ndola, Kitwe, Solwezi and Mfuwe.
The special offer is available by booking online at www.flyzambia.com and entering the code BOGOFLUN (from Lusaka) or BOGOF (for flights from elsewhere), or through travel agents.