Published: 22 February
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Airtime took on a new meaning for a lucky MTN customer this week when he was presented with two return Proflight flights to Durban and a K30,000 cheque from the mobile phone company as winner of the network’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion.

Father Angelo Bellati of Lusaka was the fortunate contestant left on cloud nine after his phone number was selected in the competition run during the festive season on Rock FM.

MTN business general manager Komba Malukutila said the two companies came together to make sure customers win big.

"We are happy we could partner and work hand in hand with Proflight to make this prize journey to Durban," said Mr Malukutila.

“Congratulations to Father Bellati for winning the trip to Durban, which gets him the chance to explore the magnificent city of golden beaches. He can take a friend, and they will be spoilt for choice on what to do in such an exciting city,” said Proflight Zambia's director of government and industry affairs Captain Philip Lemba.

He added: "Durban is a wonderful place to explore, with so much to do. Not surprisingly, it is among the highest ranked cities in the world as a tourism destination.

"Durban has proved to be a very successful destination for Proflight for the last two years and we want our valued customers, especially those who haven't had the opportunity to fly there yet, to tap into the enormous potential it possesses."

Mr Malukutila added: "Congratulations to Angelo for winning the awesome prize - two return flights to Durban from Proflight and K30,000 spending money from MTN. Best of luck to him and his friends as they fly to Durban for the first time. MTN, Zambia's number one network, is moving an extra mile in making the customer experience even better this year."

Father Bellati, a Catholic priest at Situmbeko Parish in Lusaka West, was overwhelmed with gratitude to MTN and Proflight for the prize, saying it came as a big surprise.

"I have never been to Durban but I'm happy that I have a chance to visit South Africa, especially the beach," he said.

Father Bellati, who has been in Zambia for over six years since arriving from Italy, said he is ready to fly to Durban with friends and experience a new adventure.

Proflight, in its bid to encourage travellers to fly more frequently, has been working hard, partnering with companies to initiate various promotions which have proven to be of huge value to its customers.

Proflight has been servicing the Lusaka-Durban route for over two years.

Since its launch in 2015, Proflight has continued to offer flights from Lusaka to Durban with its comfortable CRJ-100 jet, flying on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

You can't go wrong in Durban. One great place to visit is the Moses Mabhida Stadium. It was built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the enormous venue has many adrenaline-inducing activities on offer, with charges for various activities starting at as low as R60.

Durban also has one of the world's largest aquariums which also offers water rides, penguin, seal and dolphin shows, sharks circling you as you eat dinner, a dangerous creatures section and an extensive shopping walk.          

About Proflight Zambia

Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s leading scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka its domestic routes include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Kalabo, Ndola, Solwezi, Kasama, Ndola-Solwezi and Ndola-Kasama, and regional routes to Lilongwe in Malawi, and Durban in South Africa, with Mfuwe-Lower Zambezi between June 15 and October 31, 2018.

The airline prides itself in providing a safe, reliable, efficient and friendly service, and offering good value to business and leisure travellers locally and internationally.

The airline operates a 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100 jet, three 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft and two C208 Caravans.

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