- Area : National Parks, Towns, Lakes and Waterfalls
- Months of Operation : All year round
- We offer : Transport Services, Air Charter
Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s only scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka its domestic routes include, Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Mansa, Kasama, and Mongu. Proflight also has two regional routes to Lilongwe in Malawi and Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, and is planning to add to these in the near future.
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 three 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft; four 18-seater Jetstream 32; and two 12-seater Cessna Caravan C208 aircraft.
Today Proflight Zambia operates nine aircraft and flies to ten domestic destinations.
In June 2013 it launched its first international flight – from Lusaka to Lilongwe in Malawi, and a second international route – from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania followed in October.
Proflight Zambia’s routes cater for both business and leisure travellers, with smooth connections to international flights from its Lusaka hub and in 2013 Proflight carried more than 136,000 passengers for the first time in its history.
Business routes include flights to the Copperbelt mining towns of Ndola and Solwezi, as well as to Chipata.
For tourists there are daily flights to Livingstone – home of the Victoria Falls; And a further three flights a day during the season to Mfuwe for the safari destination of South Luangwa National Park. The Lower Zambezi route is also popular for fishing and safaris.
Twenty-two years ago a young pilot in Zambia saw an opportunity. The national airline had collapsed, the aviation industry was in disarray, and Tony Irwin set about transforming a small family-run charter business in into Proflight Air Services.
The vision started with one eight-seater Piper Chieftain aeroplane…the foresight to recognise the potential of a growing economy … and a determination to build a business that the nation could be proud of.
Irwin, along with his late father Oliver and late brother David started with a passion for flying. But also with extensive knowledge of the aviation and tourism industries that has enabled them to grow slowly and steadily into a respected domestic – and now regional – scheduled airline.
- ATTA ( Africa Travel and Tourism Association )