HARARE – Proflight Zambia is expected to touch down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on Monday morning, as it begins its new route, Harare-Lusaka.
The airline will fly into Harare four times a week.
The firm’s director of government and industry affairs, Captain Philip Lemba, recently said the route has been motivated by the desire to maintain the relations between the two countries, only divided by the Zambezi River.
“The neighbouring countries share business, tourism and family links and we are confident that our morning service will complement existing afternoon services on the route,” added Cpt Lemba.
It is widely expected that Proflight’s Harare-Lusaka route would also boost tourism and trade between the two countries, given that the airline provides opportunities for businesses to import or export goods and services.
Lusaka is about 395km flying distance from Harare and the journey takes 70 minutes by air, compared to almost seven hours by road.
Proflight has already opened an office in Harare where potential clients can enquire about services.
Expectations are that Proflight’s morning schedule would be the most popular for business travellers from both countries.
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, Ndola, Solwezi, and Kasama.
It has regional routes to Lilongwe in Malawi, and Durban in South Africa.
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 one 18-seater Jetstream 32.