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Airline targets discerning travellers with quality service

Kite-surfing in Zanzibar. Picture by Gianfranco Gori

Kite-surfing in Zanzibar. Picture by Gianfranco Gori

Exotic beach holidays are now a reality for holiday-makers from Zambia thanks to the latest initiative from up-market Lusaka-based regional airline Proflight Zambia.

The local carrier, which is rapidly making a mark on the regional aviation scene, has introduced a new through-service from Lusaka to the spice island of Zanzibar in Tanzania, enabling families to travel seamlessly from the capital to the beach.

The new destination is an extension of Proflight’s service from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, which was launched in October last year.

“Proflight Zambia’s Zanzibar service is the latest destination in a strategy of steady route expansion from our hub in Lusaka, selectively adding new routes and offering a high quality value-for-money service to discerning travellers,” said Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs Capt. Philip Lemba.

In less than seven hours, and for a special fare from Lusaka to Zanzibar of just K4,630 per person, travellers can find themselves transported to one of the world’s premier beach holiday destinations. The fare includes taxes, free 23kg checked-in baggage allowance, on-board refreshments and administration.

The special deal is available for travel until March 31, 2014, and is operated in partnership with Precision Air, which takes passengers onward from Dar-es-Salaam to Zanizbar.

Proflight Zambia flies three times a week from Lusaka, departing from Lusaka at 8hrs on Mondays and Fridays and 12hrs on Wednesdays.

Zanzibar is an archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania consisting of the main Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island and many smaller islands. Zanzibar island itself is some 90km long and 30km wide.

Stone Town is its vibrant capital and was recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of the most unique cities in the world, in blending Moorish, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African traditions and architectures.

The island is rich in history. Known as the Spice Island, it was an important stop in the spice trade centuries ago, and now it is one of the few places in the world where saffron is produced, along with other spices such as cardamom, ginger, cloves and nutmeg.

The island’s beaches offer bright white sand and beautiful clear water for scuba diving, fishing, dhow boat rides, kite surfing, or simply relaxing

Bookings can be made through travel agents, or by contacting on +260 977 335563.

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