New airline services on Lilongwe-Lusaka route

Trade  and tourism ties between Malawi and Zambia will be given a boost next month when Proflight Zambia begins a three-times-a-week service to Lilongwe from Lusaka.

The new route, which will be launched on June 4, will be the first international destination for the airline, which already flies to nine domestic points in Zambia, including Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola and Mfuwe.

“Proflight Zambia has grown from a solid base and is now looking forward to bringing its services to Malawi,” said the airline’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs Captain Philip Lemba.

“We expect that the new three-times a week service will boost trade and tourism ties between the two countries, with all the economic benefits that brings.”

Proflight Managing Director Gillian Langmead said f lights to Lilongwe from the Zambian capital will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing from Lilongwe at17:55 and arriving in Lusaka at 19:35. The in-bound flight leaves Lusaka at 15:30 and arrives in Lilongwe at 17:10 on the same days.

To grace Malawi skies:One of Proflight Zambia's Jetstream 41 aircraft being loaded in preparation for flight

To grace Malawi skies:One of Proflight Zambia’s Jetstream 41 aircraft being loaded in preparation for flight

“The service also provides seamless connections to and from Emirates flights, which arrive in Lusaka from Dubai at 14:25 and depart from Lusaka for Dubai at 21:25 daily. Return fares from Lusaka to Lilongwe start from around US$266 and will operate initially with Proflight’s 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft,” said Langmead.

He said passengers can book online at www.flyzambia.com, through the Proflight Reservations Department in Lusaka on +260 (0) 977 335563; Email: [email protected] or through Proflight’s sales agent in Malawi Ulendo on +265 (0) 1794 555; Email. [email protected].

Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s only domestic scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka it flies to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Mansa and Kasama.

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 one 105-seater Boeing 737-200; two 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft; three 18-seater Jetstream 32; and three 12-seater Cessna Caravan C208 aircraft.

Zambia is a country six times of the size of Malawi, but with a slightly small population of around 13 million people and it is world renown as the home of Victoria Falls in Livingstone and is one of the world’s largest producers of copper.

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