Airline To Increase Seat Capacity and Cargo Freights 

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Zambia’s leading airline is soaring into an exciting new era of growth with an expansion of its fleet through the addition of more aircraft for passengers and cargo.
The move will more than double the airline’s seat capacity. 

The expansion marks a milestone for Proflight Zambia and promises to enhance its connectivity, capacity, and service offerings. 

Director of Flight Operations Captain Josias Walubita said, “We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our fleet, as it represents our dedication to serving our passengers with increased convenience, comfort, and choice.” 

The latest additions to Proflight Zambia’s fleet include an additional J41 aircraft, which is now fully operational on the airline’s domestic routes.  

Captain Josias Walubita noted, “The J41 is a valuable addition to our fleet, enhancing our domestic operations and providing our passengers with more options.” 

Proflight Zambia has more exciting developments on the horizon. Captain Walubita revealed, “We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our fourth passenger CRJ aircraft in September. This addition will further bolster our fleet, enabling us to serve both domestic and South Africa routes with increased frequency and convenience.” 

In an expansion that showcases Proflight Zambia’s versatility and commitment to meeting diverse transportation needs, the airline is also set to introduce its first CRJ Parcel Freighter aircraft in September. This cargo aircraft will be used for cargo charters and scheduled cargo flights.  

Captain Walubita emphasised, “The introduction of our first ever freighter marks a significant milestone for us, underscoring our commitment to expanding our services beyond traditional passenger travel.” 

This fleet expansion translates into increased capacity and improved connectivity for customers.  

“Our commitment to enhancing travel options is evident in our expanded fleet. With these new additions, we have significantly increased our total seating capacity to 460, a substantial leap from 205 in 2022 and 137 in 2019, before the impact of the COVID pandemic,” said Captain Walubita. 

As Proflight Zambia’s fleet reaches new heights, the airline remains steadfast in its commitment to offering safe, reliable, and comfortable travel experiences. The fleet expansion signals Proflight Zambia’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of passengers and cargo clients, while also contributing to the growth and development of Zambia’s aviation sector. 

“With the imminent arrival of new aircraft and a future marked by expansion, Proflight Zambia is poised to continue its journey of providing exceptional air travel services, connecting people, and places,” Captain Walubita concluded.  


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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