Proflight Zambia

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Proflight Zambia
Proflight Zambia logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
P0 PFZ PROFLIGHT-ZAMBIA
Founded1991
HubsLusaka International Airport
Focus citiesLusaka, Ndola, Solwezi, Livingstone, Durban, Johannesburg, Lilongwe
Frequent-flyer programWeekly Flash Fares
AllianceProcharter Zambia
Fleet size7
Destinations10
Company sloganPlane Smart
HeadquartersLusaka, Zambia
Key peopleTony Irwin (Founder & CEO) and Capt. Philip Lemba director of government and industrial affairs
Websiteflyzambia.com
Proflight Zambia aircraft at KKIA

Proflight Zambia is an airline based in Lusaka, Zambia that serves the business community and tourism industry. It is a trading name of Proflight Commuter Services Ltd.[1] Proflight Zambia operates the largest fleet of aircraft in Zambia,[2] operating both scheduled and charter flights.

Proflight Zambia has its headquarters at 13396 Kamloops Avenue (Munali Roundabout), in Lusaka. It relocated there in August 2014. [3][4]

History[edit]

Proflight Air Services was founded in 1991 by pilot Tony Irwin, formerly of Zambia Airways.[5] On 30 June 2009 the airline was authorized by the Zambia Competition Commission to form an alliance with Zambezi Airlines.[6] The airline was officially rebranded as Proflight Zambia in 2010.

In March 2013 Proflight took delivery of its first jet aircraft, a Boeing 737-200, and later in 2013 began regional scheduled service to Lilongwe, Malawi, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania,[5][7] although the Boeing was returned to the lessor, Star Air Cargo, in 2014.

Growth[edit]

In 2018, Proflight flew over 160,000 passengers on more than 9,000 operated flights flying over 3 million kilometres while maintaining its on-time performance of above 80% on its schedules.In the same year, the airline increased passenger seats per flight with the addition of new aircraft types like the Dash 8 with a seat capacity of 50.[citation needed]

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Turnover (ZMW)
Profits (ZMW)
Number of employees (at year end) 160 181 200
Number of passengers (scheduled flights) (000s) 93 100 136 130
Passenger load factor (%)
Notes/sources [8] [9] [10] [11]

Destinations[edit]

Proflight Zambia flies domestic routes to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Kafue National Park, Kalabo and regional routes to Lilongwe in Malawi, Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa.

Country City Airport Notes/Refs
Malawi Lilongwe Lilongwe Airport [12]
South Africa Durban King Shaka International Airport [13]
Zambia Livingstone Livingstone Airport [14]
Zambia Lusaka Lusaka International Airport Base[12][5]
Zambia Mfuwe Mfuwe Airport [14]
Zambia Ndola Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport [14]
Zambia Solwezi Solwezi Airport [14]

Fleet[edit]

The Proflight Zambia fleet includes the following aircraft:

A Proflight Zambia BAe Jetstream 32, pictured at Livingstone in 2013
Proflight Zambia Fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Scheduled Fleet
Bombardier CRJ100 1 50 [15]
Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 1 - 50 [15]
British Aerospace Jetstream 41 3 29 [15]
Total 5 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terms & Conditions". Proflight-zambia.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Proflight Zambia continues to succeed". VictoriaFalls24. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  3. ^ "[1]." Proflight Zambia. Retrieved on 25 August 2015.
  4. ^ "[2]." eTurboNews. Retrieved on 25 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "About Us". Proflight Zambia. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ Mwale, Cynthia (2005). "ZCC approves Zambezi Airlines, Proflight alliance". Retrieved 20 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ [3]
  8. ^ "Zambia: Proflight to Aquire New Planes". All Africa.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Pro flight welcomes 100,000th passenger". The Supreme Times. Retrieved 26 October 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Proflight Zambia flies around the world every week". eTurboNews. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  11. ^ "Proflight flys into Kafue National Park". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 August 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ a b "Proflight Zambia Schedule Flights 1" (PDF). Proflight Zambia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ eTN Managing Editor (31 August 2015). "Zambia to Durban now direct on Proflight - eTurboNews (eTN)". Retrieved 31 December 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  14. ^ a b c d "Proflight Zambia Schedule Flights" (PDF). Proflight Zambia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ a b c "Scheduled Fleet". Proflight Zambia website.

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