Proflight Zambia

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Proflight Zambia
Proflight Zambia logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
P0 PFZ PROFLIGHT-ZAMBIA
Founded1991
HubsLusaka International Airport
Frequent-flyer programMbasela Club
Fleet size17
Destinations10
Company sloganJust Plane Smart
HeadquartersLusaka, Zambia
Key peopleTony Irwin (Founder & CEO)
Websiteflyzambia.com

Proflight Zambia, a trading name of Proflight Commuter Services Ltd,[1] is an airline based in Lusaka, Zambia that serves the business community and tourism industry. Following the demise of Zambia’s two national carriers Zambian Airways and Zambezi Airlines, Proflight Zambia now operates the largest fleet of aircraft in Zambia,[2] operating both scheduled and charter flights.

History[edit]

Proflight Air Services was founded in 1991 by ex-Zambia Airways pilot Tony Irwin. He began by operating charters within Zambia and the region. In 1997, he obtained his first license to operate schedules to Mfuwe.[3]

In 2004 Proflight Air Services attracted new investors and formed Proflight Commuter Services which began scheduled services to the Copperbelt, Luangwa Valley, Victoria Falls and Lower Zambezi.[3]

On 30 June 2009 the airline was authorized by the Zambia Competition Commission to form an alliance with Zambezi Airlines.[4] 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,[3][5] although the Boeing was returned to the lessor, Star Air Cargo, in 2014.

In March 2015, Proflight Zambia and Rwandair signed a codeshare agreement on the Lusaka - Johannesburg route with Rwandair as the operating carrier and Proflight Zambia as the Marketing carrier.[6]

Corporate affairs[edit]

Business trends[edit]

Financial and other business figures for Proflight Zambia are not generally available, as the company is privately owned. In the absence of these, some information has been made available, usually in the press, as shown below:

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 [7] [8] [9] [10]

Head office[edit]

Proflight Zambia has its headquarters at 13396 Kamloops Avenue (Munali Roundabout), in Lusaka. It relocated there in August 2014. [11][12]

Destinations[edit]

Country City Airport Notes/Refs
Malawi Lilongwe Lilongwe Airport [13]
South Africa Durban King Shaka International Airport [14]
Zambia Chipata Chipata Airport [13]
Zambia Kalabo Kalabo Airport (begins 2 January 2019) |[15]
Zambia Kasama Kasama Airport [13]
Zambia Livingstone Livingstone Airport [16]
Zambia Lusaka Lusaka International Airport Base[13][3]
Zambia Mfuwe Mfuwe Airport Base[16][3]
Zambia Mongu Mongu Airport [17]
Zambia Ndola Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport Base[13][3]
Zambia Solwezi Solwezi Airport [13]
Zimbabwe Harare Harare [13]

Fleet[edit]

The Proflight Zambia fleet includes the following aircraft:Bombardier Dash-8 Q300

A Proflight Zambia BAe Jetstream 32, pictured at Livingstone in 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terms & Conditions". Proflight-zambia.com. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  2. ^ "Proflight Zambia continues to succeed". VictoriaFalls24. Retrieved 2013-10-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "About Us". Proflight Zambia. Archived from the original on 2013-10-22.
  4. ^ Mwale, Cynthia (2005). "ZCC approves Zambezi Airlines, Proflight alliance". Retrieved 20 July 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Rwandair and Proflight Zambia to codeshare". Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Zambia: Proflight to Aquire New Planes". All Africa.com. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Pro flight welcomes 100,000th passenger". The Supreme Times. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Proflight Zambia flies around the world every week". eTurboNews. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  10. ^ "Proflight flys into Kafue National Park". Zambia Daily Mail. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  11. ^ "[2]." Proflight Zambia. Retrieved on 25 August 2015.
  12. ^ "[3]." eTurboNews. Retrieved on 25 August 2015.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Proflight Zambia Schedule Flights 1" (PDF). Proflight Zambia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-12.
  14. ^ eTN Managing Editor (31 August 2015). "Zambia to Durban now direct on Proflight - eTurboNews (eTN)". Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  15. ^ https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/281398/proflight-zambia-adds-livingstone-kalabo-route-from-jan-2019/
  16. ^ a b "Proflight Zambia Schedule Flights" (PDF). Proflight Zambia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 12 July 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
  17. ^ "PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA LAUNCHES MONGU ROUTE". 27 November 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2017.

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