TOURISM

PROFLIGHT LAUNCHES NEW FLIGHT TO KITWE

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Airline adds to growing list of destinations

Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba greets Proflight’s inaugural flight from Lusaka to Kitwe Southdowns airport

Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba greets Proflight’s inaugural flight from Lusaka to Kitwe Southdowns airport

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA, July 13, 2015 – Proflight Zambia today (July 13) launched a new business flight direct from Lusaka to Zambia’s second largest city, Kitwe.

Dignitaries including representatives of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Tourism, the Zambia Tourism Board and the Zambia Civil Aviation Authority joined passengers on the inaugural flight to celebrate the new service.

Proflight Zambia and Shoprite staff celebrate their ticket sale

Proflight Zambia and Shoprite staff celebrate their ticket sale

The flight was welcomed to Kitwe Southdowns airport in Kalulushi District by Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba, who said: “We want to appreciate Proflight Zambia for this new flight and it will not only put Kalulushi on the market but will profile Kalulushi, as the opening of this is a milestone to improve the district.”

The route is the ninth domestic destination for the airline and is expected to cater mainly to business people dealing with the area’s mining sector.

Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba greets Proflight’s inaugural flight from Lusaka to Kitwe Southdowns airport

Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba greets Proflight’s inaugural flight from Lusaka to Kitwe Southdowns airport

“Kitwe is the second largest city in Zambia after Lusaka and business is booming with the opening of the new Mukuba Shopping Mall a few months ago just one sign that the city is heading to the right direction,” said Captain Philip Lemba, Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs during the launch.

Felix Chaila, Managing Director, Zambia Tourism Board said: “As African destinations we need to look at sub-regional travel, need to look to domestic travel other than business travel that is well known for Copperbelt, we need to look at tourist travel in Kalulushi.”

Proflight flies direct from Lusaka to Kitwe twice a day on weekdays and once on Sundays. The morning flight leaves Lusaka at 07:15hrs and arrives in Kitwe at 08:30hrs and afternoon flight departs 16:20hrs and arrives back in Lusaka at 17:05hrs. From Kitwe, the flight leaves at 08:30hrs and arrives in Lusaka at 09:15hrs and again at 17:35hrs arriving at 18:00hrs. There is also a Sunday flight leaving Lusaka at 16:20hrs and from Kitwe at 17:30hrs.

Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba greets Proflight’s inaugural flight from Lusaka to Kitwe Southdowns airport

Mayor of Kalulushi Bishop Bernard Mumba greets Proflight’s inaugural flight from Lusaka to Kitwe Southdowns airport

With a population of more than 500,000, Kitwe’s existence has historically relied on the success of copper mining, and more recently has experienced commercial and agricultural growth. A city usually frequented by industrial developers, Kitwe has seen a rise in more tourist friendly attractions including hotels, shopping centres and cinemas, presenting more reasons to visit.

For more details on the Kitwe schedule contact reservations@proflight-zambia.com and all information, fares and schedules are available on the website and e-brochure.

Fares can be viewed and booked on the airline’s website at www.flyzambia.com or by calling the reservations team on 0211 252452/476; 0977335563; email: reservations@proflight-zambia.com. Payments can be made online, at Proflight offices, Shoprite stores countrywide, Zoona outlets, Airltel Money and MTN Mobile Money.