CONNECTING THE COPPERBELT

Published: 10 March
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Proflight connects the Copperbelt by announcing the relaunch of Ndola – Joburg direct flights in addition to the recently announced Ndola – Mansa direct flights.

Travellers from the Copperbelt can enjoy easy travel to “The City of Gold” starting May 18th 2022. Flights from Ndola will operate 3 times a week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, departing at 08:10hrs and arriving in Joburg at 10:40hrs. Flights from Joburg depart on the same days at 12:30hrs, arriving in Ndola at 15:00hrs. Two additional flights on Sunday and Monday depart Joburg at 14:30hrs and arrive in Ndola at 17:00hrs.

The route will be operated by the Proflight CRJ-100/ 200 50 seat Jet aircraft with onward connections onto the Cemair and FlySafair networks to other South African destinations and beyond.

“The aircraft is the ideal aircraft for this route as it provides speed, comfort and reliability. We are excited to be announcing the relaunch of this route and providing more options to the people to the people of the Copperbelt.” Captain Josias Walubita, Director of flight operations.

Proflight is relaunching the route as it recognises its importance, especially for business travellers from the region. Captain Walubita noted that opening the route would facilitate trade, especially as the world readjusts to a new normal and endeavours to spur on the economy in the wake of COVID-19.

“This couldn’t have come at a more opportune time as the Copperbelt is a prime destination for business travel. This is in line with our commitment to fostering growth in the economy by offering connections between more local destinations and beyond.” Captain Walubita.

Our new Ndola/ Joburg direct flight offers a morning flight option to South Africa enabling same day onward connections to passenger’s final destination domestically and offers a later departure out of Joburg allowing same day connections from other cities in South Africa.  We will maintain our convenient connections via Lusaka on all other days giving travellers the option of up to ten weekly flights between the Copperbelt and Johannesburg.  Proflight Zambia is offering a free checked baggage allowance on the Ndola/ Joburg route of 40kgs. 

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