Proflight Zambia has commended the government on its receipt of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) President’s Recognition Certificate Award in acknowledgement of Zambia’s country’s strides towards transforming its aviation sector.
Transport and Communications Minister Hon. Brian Mushimba received the award from ICAO President Dr Bernard Aliu on behalf of the country in Canada recently.
The award comes nearly 14 months after the European Union (EU) lifted its suspension of Zambian registered aircrafts from entering the European space. The country was among other countries that were put on a list of aircrafts that did not meet international safety standards in 2009.
Zambia was removed from the EU ban list last year after an audit carried out by EASA established improvements in the country’s aviation sector.
Proflight Zambia Director of Government and Industry Affairs Capt. Philip Lemba explained that the award was particularly welcome as it would facilitate economic growth and boost foreign exchange by instilling confidence in Zambia’s aviation sector and the country as a whole.
Proflight believes that this development will boost inflows in the tourism sector and will woo investors to come to Zambia to invest using a local airline such as Proflight Zambia.
“We would like to congratulate the government for having been bestowed the ICAO President’s Recognition Certificate Award. We believe that this will positively impact the economy as Zambian civil aircraft will be allowed into European airspace,” he explained.
Proflight Zambia also acknowledges that the establishment of The Civil Aviation Authority Act of 2012 was a timely move to improve Zambia’s aviation sector.
“We also appreciate efforts made by government and key stakeholders in the establishment of the Civil Aviation Authority Act of 2012 which acts as a centrepiece in promotion of quality civil aviation service. As a local airline, we are proud to state that we comply with the act, making us the most preferred airline in the nation,” Capt. Lemba said.
Capt. Lemba also said that the airline was pleased to note that the airline was a leader and a significant contributor in uplifting confidence in Zambia’s aviation sector to international standards.
“In compliance with the CAA, Proflight has held internationally recognised robust programmes that include all staff members to ensure a high level of capacity, safety, security and efficiency in aviation systems, infrastructure and processes in a bid to eradicate ineptitude in Zambia’s aviation sector competition,” he explained.
I am sure that Zambians across the country and beyond are proud to note that a local airline in the likes of Proflight Zambia has played a crucial role in the attainment of this achievement,” Capt. Lemba added.
Proflight is further committed to be a leader in upholding this certificate by providing quality effective service and promoting tourism.
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, 2017.
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.
More information is available at www.flyzambia.com.