Airline begins its first international route today!

One of Proflight Zambia's Jetstream 41 aircraft being loaded in preparation for flight

One of Proflight Zambia’s Jetstream 41 aircraft being loaded in preparation for flight



Proflight Zambia launches its first international flight today (Tuesday, June 4) with an inaugural flight from Lusaka to Lilongwe.




The new three-times-a-week service is expected to boost ties between the capitals of the two neighbouring countries, providing convenient connections for tourists who wish to visit both countries, and boosting trade and business travel too.

“This is an important milestone for Proflight Zambia, marking our first scheduled international flight since we began operations 22 years ago,” said the airline’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs Capt. Philip Lemba. “And we also have plans to add additional international routes in the coming months.”

Flights to the Malawian capital will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing from Lusaka at 15:30 and arriving in Lilongwe at 17:10. The return flights leave Lilongwe on the same days at 17:55, arriving back in Lusaka at 19:35.

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 KR2,000 and will operate initially with Proflight’s 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft.

 Fast facts about Proflight Zambia:  
 Founded  1991, by Tony Irwin
 First International flight  4th June 2013
 Number of days a week  Three (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday)
 Times it leaves Lusaka  15:30 and arrives at 17:10 in Lilongwe
 Times it Leaves Lilongwe  17:55 and arrives at 19:35 in Lusaka
 Cost for return fare from Lusaka  Approx. KR 2000
 Aircraft used  29-Seater Jetstream 41


Passengers can book online at, through travel agents, or through the Proflight Reservations Department on

Telephone: +260 (0) 977 335563;


About Proflight Zambia

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.

More information is available at

By: 5VictoriaFalls24

Date: 4 June 2013