Lusaka-based regional airline Proflight Zambia has teamed up with paper technology charity APTERS to encourage young people to develop a money saving ethic, and help disabled children in the process.
The Youth Day initiative will see APTERS – short for Appropriate Paper Technology – create 60 hand-crafted “piggy banks” in the shape of Proflight-branded aeroplanes that will be given to children on the airline’s flights this week.
And the proceeds paid by Proflight will be used by APTERS to help subsidise the cost of the mobility aids they make for children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Lusaka-based regional airline Proflight Zambia flew the equivalent distance of travelling around the world every week last year.
The airline flew a total of 2,275,204 kilometres during 2013, enough to fly the 40,075 kilometres circumference of the globe 56 times, or more than once round the earth every week.
“For the first time in Proflight Zambia’s 23 year history we broke through the 2 million kilometre mark last year, demonstrating that our strategy of slow, steady growth is starting to pay off,” said Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs Capt. Philip Lemba.
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Proflight Zambia, has signed an interline agreement that will make it easier for international passengers to reach domestic destinations throughout Zambia.
Popular Zambian attractions such as the Victoria Falls – one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – can now be accessed with a single ticket purchase and smooth connections from any of Emirates destinations worldwide.
Safari-goers will be able to book straight through to Mfuwe for the world renowned wildlife haven of South Luangwa National Park.