Proflight Zambia is introducing a special 50-seater jet aircraft on its domestic routes to mark Zambia’s Golden Jubilee.
The Bombardier CRJ-200 plane will arrive on September 29 and operate throughout October, giving the airline time to assess market demand with a view to extending the lease on the aircraft going forward.
Simultaneously, Proflight Zambia is offering a 50 percent discount on a second flight for all 50-year-old passengers – those born in Zambia’s year of Independence in 1964 – travelling on the new aircraft during October.
The new jet will primarily operate on the Lusaka-Ndola morning and evening flights, but where demand is high it will also be used on Solwezi, Mfuwe and Livingstone routes.
Proflight Zambia will begin flying to Kafue National Park next year, adding a tenth domestic destination to its schedule and opening up the area to tourism.
The new addition to the airline’s route network will provide a fast and reliable way for domestic and international tourists to enjoy the world-class safari and wilderness experiences of the park.
Proflight will begin operating flights during the dry season, when accessibility and wildlife viewing is at an annual peak, from July 1 to October 31, 2015.If successful it will look at more frequency and a longer season in 2016.Flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to Chunga. The Lusaka – Chunga flight will leave Lusaka at 11:30, reaching Chunga at 12:45. The Chunga – Lusaka flight will leave at 13:05 and arrive in Lusaka at 14:20
Proflight Zambia has halved its airfares for young flyers, giving children even more opportunity to explore Zambia.
The airline has also broadened the age range for youngsters eligible for discounted fares, enabling anyone under the age of 18 to qualify for reduced fares.
The new policy comes into effect from September 1, 2014 and will continue until further notice for bookings made from Zambia and Malawi.
The airline’s new fare system means children aged between two and 17-years-old will now pay half of the adult fare, a discount of 50 per cent, instead of the previous discount of 25 per cent. Infants under two-years-old pay just 10 percent of the full fare.