APRIL 6, 2023 


LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambia’s leading regional airline Proflight Zambia has resumed direct flights on its Lusaka-Durban route. 

Durban becomes the second international destination into South Africa serviced by Proflight Zambia. The airline will operate flights on Thursdays and Sundays, beginning April 6 and April 16 respectively, with a special Tuesday flight on April 11 for Easter weekend returns.  

On other days, passengers will be able to fly to Durban via Johannesburg. 

Flights depart Lusaka from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 09:00hrs, arriving in Durban at King Shaka International Airport at 11:30hrs. The return flight leaves Durban at 12:30hrs, arriving in Lusaka at 15:00hrs. 

“We are delighted to announce that the Lusaka-Durban direct flight is back,” said Proflight Zambia Director Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita. 

The Lusaka-Durban route was halted during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, the airline has established and implemented health safety measures to make flying safe and is adhering to public health guidelines on COVID-19 throughout the journey. 

Capt. Walubita said the airline’s resumption of the Lusaka-Durban route was a clear indication of its commitment to growth and regional expansion. Proflight believes that this expansion will provide customers with access to two key commercial centres in South Africa: Johannesburg and now Durban. 

The route will be serviced by Proflight’s CRJ-100 and CRJ-200 aircraft, providing passengers with comfortable travel options. Schedules and fares are available for booking on the airline’s website

Durban does not only enjoy significant demand for flights to South Africa but is South Africa’s second most important manufacturing hub after Johannesburg with a number of major multi-national companies present. 


About Proflight Zambia
Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s leading scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka its domestic routes include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi, Mansa, and Jeki/Royal airstrips in Lower Zambezi; and regionally to Durban, and Johannesburg in South Africa from both Lusaka and Ndola. 
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 three 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100/200 jets, three 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft and one 18-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft. 
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