Photo Credit:(Picture courtesy of Ms. Charmaine Thome, General Manager AviaRep South Africa)
Zambia’s leading airline Proflight has launched services between Johannesburg and Ndola, using a CRJ200 aircraft.
The airline took delivery of its first 18-seat Jetstream 32 turbo prop aircraft in June 2005 and started scheduled flights to the Copperbelt a month later.
Since then, Proflight has been servicing the Copperbelt with at least six daily flights and the route has grown from using a 18-seat Jetstream 32, which is no longer in service today, to the 29-seat Jetstream 41, 50-seat CRJ, and the 56-seat Dash 8.
From its base in Lusaka does Proflight serve its domestic routes which include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola and Solwezi as well as regional routes to Lilongwe in Malawi, Durban and Johannesburg in South Africa.
The new route, which launched on Monday, September 02nd will link the Copperbelt mining and industrial hub with South Africa’s main business centre with a three-times-a-week service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Return fares will start from K4,800, subject to exchange rate fluctuations.
Flight P0040 will depart from Ndola’s Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport at 08:05hrs and arrive at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport at 10:35hrs. The return flight will depart from Johannesburg at 11:40hrs and arrive back in Ndola at 14:10hrs.
Credit:Prof Wolfgang Thome-ATC News