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Checked Baggage Allowance

You may check-in any number of pieces/bags provided the total weight of all pieces together does not exceed this free weight allowance

Fare Type






  • Tickets issued prior to 15May24 on domestic B-class will be honoured at 30kg checked allowance. 
  • Infants under 2 years- 10 kg checked baggage plus collapsible pram/buggy/stroller or car-seat (no weight limit)
  • Your free baggage allowance is determined by the domestic Fare Type that you book; customers paying our Classic and Flexible Fares enjoy higher free baggage limits. If you book a return flight and mix fare types your baggage limit will differ for each flight; your free baggage allowance is shown on your e-ticket/Itinerary.
  • Proflight uses a weight concept only, with no piece concept.  Proflight does not limit your weight allowance to one bag.
  • You may share your allowance with family or friends booked with the same reservation reference or with family under different reservation reference so long as family surname matches.
  • The total dimension of each checked in bag must not exceed 157 cms - add the length, width and height of your luggage to obtain its total dimensions.
  • No single piece of checked baggage may weigh more than 32 kg
  • Valuable items such as cameras, laptops, phones, tablets, e-book readers, cash, jewelry, medicine, documents, etc. are not covered by airline insurance and therefore must not be placed in checked-in baggage. Carry all valuables with you and take them out of any skycheck baggage required to go into baggage hold if your hand baggage does not fit inside aircraft cabin.
  • Items such as vehicle spare parts, tyres, large mechanical items; fragile or perishable items are not acceptable as checked baggage and should be sent as cargo.
  • Personal wheelchairs will not be counted as part of your free checked bag allowance.  The weight of wheelchair will be exempt from excess baggage charges.
  • The Carrier undertakes that in the handling, safeguarding and utilisation of a Passenger’s property, the Carrier and associated parties will exercise the degree of care, diligence and skill that can reasonably be expected in terms of the Carrier’s responsibility for managing the property belonging to another person. It is specifically recorded that Baggage will be handled by the Carrier’s ground handling partner and the relevant safety authorities at the relevant airports, and that such handling procedures are part mechanical and part manual. As such, by accepting these Terms and Conditions, Passengers understand that they should not check-in any valuables or fragile items as Baggage. If they are checked in as Baggage, Passengers agree that they do so at their own risk.


Hand Baggage Allowance

  • Due to limited space in some  aircraft cabins, hand baggage must be placed in the floor space under the seat in front of you (exc. Exit Rows) and is strictly limited to 5 kgs. This allowance includes ladies’ handbags, laptop bags, etc.  The maximum dimensions of hand baggage for domestic flights is 30cm x 25cm x 15cm, and for international flights is 65cm x 20cm x 35cm.  Any items larger than this will not fit onboard and will be sky-checked into the baggage hold before boarding aircraft.  

Children & Infants

  • Children/Youth have the same free checked baggage allowance as Adults
  • On Proflight operated flights Infants under 2 years have a checked allowance of 10 kgs plus a collapsible pram/buggy/stroller or car-seat (no weight limit), but no cabin baggage allowance
  • Please note due to South African airports security measures, toy guns are not allowed in any carry on baggage.  For any toy guns inside checked baggage, you must arrive to check-in counter at least two hours prior to your flight and declare to the check-in agent which bags have the toy guns.  Failure to remove these from your carry on baggage and/or failure to declare these in your checked baggage may result in being offloaded from the flight.

Sports Equipment

  • Golf bags, bicycles, surfboards, fishing gear, etc. form part of your free checked allowance and sports equipment exceeding your free checked weight allowance will be subject to excess baggage charges, see Excess Baggage Fees.
  • Due to aircraft baggage hold limitations any equipment measuring more than 1.5 metre in any direction, or more than 1.0 metre in any two directions, should be pre-cleared for carriage through our Reservations office reservations@proflight-zambia.com, at least 48 hours before flight.
  • For firearms, please see webpage, Firearms & Ammunition.


For security reasons the following blunt instruments/ items must be checked in ; they will  not be permitted as hand baggage. Blunt instruments are  objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including but not limited to:

  • Cricket and baseball and softball bats, tennis and squash racquets, hockey sticks, golf clubs.
  • Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks.
  • Martial arts equipment.
  • Toy guns, Nerf guns.

Unaccompanied Baggage

Cargo, heavy bags of more than 32 kg, excess baggage above the maximum limit and unaccompanied baggage on schedule flights must be booked with our Cargo agents who will collect the charges due. Cargo agent contact details are found here.  Cargo and unaccompanied baggage on flights between Lusaka and the Lower Zambezi should be booked directly with Proflight Zambia and are subject to payment of the at-airport excess baggage per kg rate.


In OR Tambo Airport, Jo'burg, the airport baggage storage facility is located in the  Basement Parking Level 1, opposite the entrance to International Arrivals.  The office is open 24 hours, contact +27(0)10 510 2650 or +27(0)68 453 3070.  

At  other airports, there are no baggage storage facilites available..

Firearms & Ammunition

Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts may only be transported in checked baggage and in the correct container or case. Firearms, ammunition and firearm parts are prohibited as carry-on baggage and must be packed in a special hard-case carrier and processed with the airline as checked baggage. The customer must have completed local and/or international police formalities to process the carriage of the firearm. Following is a summary of key regulatory requirements to transport sporting firearms, handguns, firearm parts or ammunition in checked baggage:

  • All firearms, ammunition and firearm parts must be declared to the airline before the check-in process at Proflight Zambia's airport sales office.  To allow sufficient time for this process, ensure you are at airlines' airport sales office at least two hours prior to flight as the flight will not wait.
  • The passenger wanting to transport a firearm, ammunition and/or firearm parts must be present at the airport sales office (without exception) to present their firearm license, local and/or international clearance certificates and airline ticket as proof of travel. 
  • The airline Firearm Handling fee is paid to airline before reaching the check-in counter.
  • The firearm must be unloaded when handed over at check-in.
  • The firearm must be carried in a hard-sided container designed specifically for air travel and must be locked.
  • The passenger must provide the key or lock-combination to the screener if it is necessary to open the container, and then remain present during screening to take back possession of the key after the container is cleared.
  • Maximum of 5 kg ammunition per passenger
  • Any ammunition transported must be securely packed in lockable, fibre container (such as cardboard, wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition.)
  • The ammunition cannot be in the same container as the firearm, it needs to be properly packed and in a separate container as described immediately above.
  • Black powder and percussion caps used with black-powder type firearms are not permitted to be carried by the airline.
  • Pellet guns and archery bows are classified as firearms and must follow above procedure.

Handling Fee

A handling fee of US$25 per sector is charged for the carriage of handguns, sporting rifles and their ammunition; the fee covers one firearm and up to 5 kg of ammunition. Payment may  be made at Proflight Zambia sales offices, selected agents or on the  Proflight Zambia website. 

Collecting  your Firearm and/or Ammunition on arrival

Upon arrival, please proceed to the arrival hall where you must  present the declaration form for verification prior to collecting your firearm/ammunition. For security reasons, Proflight and airport staff are strictly forbidden to allow you to reclaim your firearm or ammunition from the aircraft.

Excess Baggage Fees - Proflight Operated Flights

Pre-Pay Excess Baggage Allowance Bundle

Buy additional checked excess baggage allowance bundles online and save money at the airport. Each bundle allows up to 15kg extra, is valid on all routes and you can buy up to four bundles giving up to 60 kgs extra per seated passenger.  Please note that pre-pay excess baggage is not sold 1) within four hours of flight departure and 2) is not sold on routing where first check-in is not a Proflight operated flight; for such routings, purchase excess from the first operating carrier.

For film crews and those carrying heavy personal equipment it is possible to pre-purchase additional baggage allowance in units of 15 kgs up to a maximum of 60 kgs per booking.  All camera equipment should be properly packaged and adhere to cabin baggage safety regulations.  Approval to hand-carry your checked equipment to the aircraft can be obtained from the check-in counters when you check in for your flight.  Upon arrival to aircraft, you will be allowed to hand it over to the ground handling agent who will place it in the hold. Upon arrival at your destination, our handling agent will hand the equipment over to you either at the aircraft steps or inside the terminal.

Excess baggage is accepted on a standby basis, subject to space being available and is non-refundable.  Please note that pre-purchasing additional baggage allowance does not guarantee that the baggage will travel with you on the same flight.

Journey Type

Price per 15kg Bundle

Domestic within Zambia

ZMW 600

International out of Zambia

USD 40

International from South Africa

ZAR 600

Excess Baggage paid at the Airport

Once at the airport, or within four hours of flight departure, the only option is to pay the standard excess baggage fees as listed below. There is a maximum limit of 60 kg of excess baggage allowed per seated passenger.

Journey Type

Price per kg

Domestic within Zambia

ZMW 60/kg

International out of Zambia

USD 5/kg

International from South Africa

ZAR 60/kg

Excess baggage is accepted on a standby basis, subject to space being available and is non-refundable.

Connecting Flights

  • If you have a ticket issued by Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, Qatar Airways, South African Airways or Rwandair the checked baggage allowance of the ticketing airline will also apply on the Proflight Zambia flights.
  • We regret that extra baggage allowances given to members of the ticketing airlines’ Frequent Flyer programme will not be honoured by Proflight Zambia. 
  • The Proflight Zambia hand baggage allowance of 5 kgs will apply regardless of the class of travel or ticket type on the ticketing airline.
  • The turbo-prop and regional jet aircraft used by Proflight Zambia cannot carry the same payload as a large jet aircraft so for safety reasons we may not always be in a position to transport all the permitted interline baggage on one flight. Offloaded baggage will be sent Priority status free of charge on the next available flight. Proflight Zambia is not liable for delays in the transportation of the baggage to its destination or costs incurred by passengers for the collection of baggage.
  • If you have a ticket issued by Proflight or any airline not listed above, the Proflight Zambia baggage policy will apply


Click here  To view for information on transferring flights at OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg 



Please refer to webpage On Arrival/Baggage Service/Claims.

Prohibited Items

Banned, restricted and dangerous goods are articles or substances that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment.

If you wish to travel with any such goods or material, please be aware of the restrictions or steps you may have to take if wishing to travel on an Proflight Zambia flight.

To ensure the safety of the aircraft and those onboard, checked in or hand baggage must not contain articles or substances that could pose a danger during transport (some exceptions apply), these include:


Matches / Lighters
(Only on persons)

Flamable Liquids


Incapacitated Sprays





Compressed Gas

Ignitable Gas


Loose Batteries

Equipment containing correctly installed batteries can be packed in your checked baggage.

Restricted items requiring advance notification to Proflight Zambia

The following list covers items that may be carried on Proflight Zambia service but require approval prior to travel, and where quantities or regulation of items are restricted. If you plan on travelling with any of these items you must contact your local reservations department at least 48 hours prior to departure.

  • Contained within security-type equipment.
  •  Spare lithium ion batteries - Maximum of two spare batteries per person.
  • Battery powered mobility aids
  • Non-spillable batteries
  • Spillable batteries or with lithium batteries
  • Lithium ion batteries (collapsible)
  • Camping stoves and fuel containers that have contained a flammable liquid fuel - fuel tank/container must be empty.
  • Lithium ion Batteries with a Watt-hour rating exceeding 100 Wh but not exceeding 160 Wh.
  • Mercury-filled items - barometers, thermometers, etc.
  • Avalanche rescue backpack - must be packed with pressure relief valves and in a manner that it cannot be accidentally activated.
  • Solid carbon dioxide (dry ice)
  • Heat-producing articles - underwater torches (diving lamps), soldering irons, etc.
  • Oxygen and other small cylinders for medical use - cylinder must have a gross weight under 5 kg.
  • Life jackets - containing small non-flammable gas cylinders (containing suitable gas in Division 2.2).
  • Portable medical electronic devices - Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Nebulizer, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) containing lithium batteries, etc.
  • Chemical agent monitoring equipment
  • Firearms and/or Ammunition (cartridges for weapons), securely packaged.

Firearms and ammunition, Toy Guns

Proflight Zambia will carry Firearms and ammunition cartridges, and toy guns but iIf you plan on travelling with any of these items you must contact your local reservations department at least 48 hours prior to departure.


  • Quantity
  • Type (handgun, rifle, shotgun)
  • Make/model


  • Quantity (weight) and calibre

Upon presentation at the airport

  • Sport Guns are dismantled and packed one per case.
  • Sport Guns, ammunition and cartridges must be packed separately from other baggage.
  • Sport Guns, ammunition and cartridges must be available for inspection by security.
  • Ammunition is limited to 5kg per passenger.
  • Ammunition must be packed in containers of wood, metal, or fireboard with the contents protected against any movement.
  • Only the licensed firearm owner may check-in a Sport Gun upon presentation of their valid Firearm License at check-in.

Toy Guns

  • Toy guns are not permitted in carry-on baggage
  • Toy guns in checked baggage are allowed.  For all flight departures from Jo'burg, you must check-in the bag at airport check-in counter at least two hours prior to flight, else the toy gun will not be permitted. Failure to declare these in your checked baggage at Jo'burg check-in counter can result in you and your bag being offloaded from the flight, as per South African security regulations.
  • Toy Guns must be available for inspection by security.

Articles prohibited from carriage into the security restricted area and the cabin of an aircraft

Guns, firearms and other devices that discharge projectiles - devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury by discharging a projectile, including:

  • Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • Bow, cross bows and arrows
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults


Stunning devices - devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise, including:

  1. Devices for shocking, such as stun guns, tasers and stun batons
  2. Animal stunners and animal killers
  3. Disabling and incapacitating chemicals, gases and sprays, such as mace, pepper spray, capsicum sprays, tear gas, acid sprays and animal repellent sprays


Objects with a sharp point or sharp edge - objects with a sharp point or sharp edge capable of being used to cause serious injury, including:

  • Items designed for chopping, such as axes, hatchets and cleavers
  • Ice axes and ice picks
  • Razor blades
  • Box cutters
  • Knives with blades of more than 6cms
  • Scissors with blades of more than 6cms as measured from the fulcrum
  • Martial arts equipment with a sharp point or sharp edge
  • Swords and sabres


Workmen's tools: tools capable of being used either to cause serious injury or to threaten the safety of the aircraft, including:

  • Crowbars
  • Drills and drill bits, including cordless portable power drills
  • Tools with a blade or a shaft of more than 6 cms capable of use as a weapon, such as screwdrivers and chisels
  • Saws, including cordless portable power saws
  • Blowtorches
  • Bolt guns and nail guns


Blunt instruments - objects capable of being used to cause serious injury when used to hit, including:

  1. Cricket and baseball and softball bats, tennis and squash racquets, golf clubs
  2. Clubs and batons, such as billy clubs, blackjacks and night sticks
  3. Martial arts equipment


Explosive and incendiary substances and devices - explosives and incendiary substances and devices capable, or appearing capable, of being used to cause serious injury or to pose a threat to the safety of aircraft, including:

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Replica or imitation explosive devices
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke generating cartridges Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Note: Any sharp objects in checked-in baggage / hold baggage should be securely wrapped to prevent injury to screeners and handling personnel.

Articles prohibited from the aircraft baggage hold

  • Ammunition
  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives

Hand Luggage - Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAGs)

The below quantities are allowed in your hand luggage provided you do not exceed quantities listed.  For passengers with medical conditions, valid medical documentation must be provided to airline that passenger is medically required to carry more than the below quantities in their hand luggage.

  • Food stuff - 100 ml max
  • Gels and lotions - 100 ml max
  • Foams - 100 ml max
  • Liquid cosmetics - 100 ml max
  • Pastes - 100 ml max
  • Hand Sanitizer - 100 ml max

Cargo Items

The following items are not permittted in checked or hand baggage but may be sent as cargo.

  • Television set
  • Microwave
  • Computer and computer parts
  • Car parts
  • Stoves of any kind

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All of us in Team Proflight Zambia look forward to welcoming you on board one of domestic or regional flights.  With a history spanning over three decades, we are Zambia’s largest airline, offering reliable schedule flights to leisure and business travellers. We’re proud to connect Zambia to the world, and the world to Zambia.

Our fleet includes 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100/200 jets and  29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft.

Whether you’re embarking on a business trip, planning a safari adventure, or simply seeking a quick getaway, we are here to make your journey a seamless and memorable experience.

Our domestic destinations include Kalumbila, Kafue (Chunga), Kasama, Livingstone, Lower Zambezi ( Jeki & Royal), Lusaka, Mansa, Mfuwe, Ndola and Solwezi. We operate regional direct flights from Lusaka to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

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