The City is pleased that the Proflight Lusaka-Durban direct route will be launched on 6 April.
THE City leadership, together with Durban Tourism, has welcomed the good news of the return of the Proflight Lusaka-Durban direct route to be officially launched on 6 April. Proflight is the largest aviation fleet in Zambia and employs several aviation specialists. The airline offers the most air connections between cities such as Lusaka, Ndola, Solwezi, Livingstone, as well as to Durban and Johannesburg.
The Proflight-Durban route was cancelled in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Durban is the second South African destination serviced directly by Proflight after Johannesburg, which the airline services with tw0-daily return flights. From 6 April, flights to and from Durban will start on Thursdays. Sundays will be added to the schedule from 16 April. Flights depart Lusaka from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 9am, arriving at King Shaka International Airport at 11.30am. The return flight leaves Durban at 12.30pm, arriving in Lusaka at 3pm. EThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda welcomed the return of Proflight. “We are thrilled that business is picking up post COVID-19.
As the tourism industry continues to recover, the return of this flight will certainly boost the tourism and business trade. Durban is a growing market for international flights and this will serve as a catalyst to its expansion strategy and promote intra-Africa travel and tourism.” Mayor Kaunda said air access is a priority to ensure the ease of doing business in Durban. “We continue to work with Durban Direct to attract more international flights to boost business trade and the local tourism sector,” he said. The Durban Direct air access team has helped to secure approximately nine international and four domestic routes.
Proflight Zambia Director: Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita said: “The resumption of the route is a clear indication of the airline’s commitment to growth and regional expansion. The airline believes that this expansion will provide its customers with access to two key commercial centres in South Africa.”