LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – In a significant development for Proflight Zambia, the airline’s latest freighter jet made a triumphant arrival this week at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA).

The Bombardier CRJ100 Parcel Freighter jet touch-down marked a significant milestone in the airline’s ongoing efforts to enhance its cargo transport capabilities and fleet expansion.

The addition to the fleet promises to bolster the airline’s capacity to meet growing demand for efficient cargo services within Zambia and beyond.

The airline is also set to add another passenger jet – the Bombardier CRJ200, which is expected to be delivered before mid-September by MOVE, a ferry company that has played a crucial role in Proflight Zambia’s recent acquisitions.

Captain Josias Walubita, Director of Flight Operations at Proflight Zambia, expressed his enthusiasm about the development: “We are thrilled to welcome these new aircraft to our fleet. The CRJ100 Parcel Freighter is a valuable addition, especially in the current market environment. It will allow us to provide even more reliable and efficient cargo transportation services.”

“The Bombardier CRJ jets have so far proved to be excellent aircraft for us, we have staff particularly pilots, engineers and crew to operate the jet fleet profitably and efficiently in both domestic and international markets,” Capt. Walubita added.

The first aircraft, a CRJ100 Parcel Freighter, departed from Calgary on September 1, 2023, at 16:00 local time. The aircraft was ferried from Calgary to Goose Bay on the East Coast of Canada, across the North Atlantic to Keflavik, Iceland. The aircraft then headed to Ljubljana, Slovenia. Then at 18:05 on Saturday, the aircraft departed for Jedda, Saudi Arabia, and Nairobi, Kenya, before finally landing in Lusaka, Zambia, at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

The first aircraft, CRJ Freighter MSN7128, is currently registered as C-GXHQ in Canada, upon completing the necessary de-registration and registration processes in Zambia, it will be registered locally as 9J-PZC.

Having delivered the CRJ freighter, the delivery crew under the command of Captain Frederik Host-Madsen, assisted by Captain Johan Oredsson, will go on to ferry the second CRJ200 jet scheduled to arrive before mid-September.

Proflight’s expansion efforts continue to demonstrate its commitment to delivering quality aviation services to Zambia and beyond. The addition of these new aircraft marks an exciting chapter in the airline’s growth, promising enhanced cargo transportation services and increased passenger capacity.


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, Kalumbila, Mansa, and Jeki/Royal airstrips in Lower Zambezi; and regionally to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa from Lusaka.
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 a 126-seat 737-500 aircraft, three 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100/200 jets, four 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft and one 18-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft.
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