Proflight Zambia has set its’ sights on connecting Zambia’s tourist capital, Livingstone to the South African market with direct flights to Johannesburg.
The Airline says it has received approval for the new route and that it’s first flight connecting Livingstone to Johannesburg via Lusaka is scheduled for 9th April 2021.
The Airline also announced that while demand remains subdued, it will alter its flight times between Lusaka and Livingstone to enable smooth connections to their Lusaka-Johannesburg flights four times weekly.
Proflight Zambia Director of Flight Operations, Captain Josias Walubita says once demand picks up, Proflight plans to introduce a direct flight between Johannesburg and Livingstone, making it the first airline to operate the route since South Africa reopened its airports late last year. Captain Walubita also noted that reopening the route will facilitate tourism and trade between the two tourist hot spots and help reignite the two countries economies that are still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Proflight is currently operating daily flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka, with twice daily flights on Fridays and Sundays. The airline also carries cargo on its scheduled flights using Bidair and ZEGA from Johannesburg and Lusaka respectively.