proflightProflight Zambia is introducing a special 50-seater jet aircraft on its domestic routes to mark Zambia’s Golden Jubilee.
The Bombardier CRJ-200 plane will arrive on September 29 and operate throughout October, giving the airline time to assess market demand with a view to extending the lease on the aircraft going forward.
Simultaneously, Proflight Zambia is offering a 50 percent discount on a second flight for all 50-year-old passengers – those born in Zambia’s year of Independence in 1964 – travelling on the new aircraft during October.
“Fifty extra seats to commemorate 50 years – what better way for Proflight Zambia to celebrate our nation’s Jubilee?” said Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs Captain Philip Lemba. “It has been an extraordinary half century for the country’s aviation industry, and Proflight is proud to be continuing a great tradition of providing safe, efficient, reliable and friendly service connecting people across the country.”
The new jet will primarily operate on the Lusaka-Ndola morning and evening flights, but where demand is high it will also be used on Solwezi, Mfuwe and Livingstone routes.
•    It is a newer, modern plane;
•    Its size will enable service to be provided by two cabin attendants, rather than the usual individual attendant employed on our existing aircraft;
•    It has 50 seats, compared with the 29-seats on our largest current plane, the Jetstream 41, enabling more passengers to be accommodated, in more comfort.
The CRJ-200 aircraft is 26.77m long and has a wingspan of 21.21m. It has a basic cruising speed of 785km and a maximum range of 3,045km.
To qualify for the 50 percent discount, 50-year-olds must provide proof of their date of birth in 1964 (NRC or passport) at check-in when they board, where they will be given a voucher for a 50 percent discount on a subsequent flight made before the end of November.
Proflight, which celebrates 23 years of operation this year, flies from its base in Lusaka to Livingstone, Ndola, Kasama, Chipata, Mansa, Mfuwe, Solwezi and Lower Zambezi, as well as to Lilongwe in Malawi, and will begin flights to Kafue National Park in 2015.
Bookings can be made at Proflight sales offices countrywide, through travel agents, and online at where payment can be made using any Visa, MasterCard or American Express debit or credit card as well as using Airtel Money or PayPal.

From :

Gillian Langmead
Tel: +260 (979) 060705

16 September 2014