PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA LAUNCHES FLIGHTS TO LILONGWE
Airline begins its first international route
Trade and tourism ties between Zambia and Malawi will be given a boost next month when Proflight Zambia begins a three-times-a-week service between the Lusaka and Lilongwe capitals.
The new route, which will be launched on June 4, will be the first international destination for the airline, which already flies to nine domestic points in Zambia, including Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola and Mfuwe.
“Proflight Zambia has grown from a solid base and is now looking forward to expanding its services to link with our neighbours in Malawi,” said the airline’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs Capt. Philip Lemba. “We expect that the new three-times a week service will boost trade and tourism ties between the two countries, with all the economic benefits that brings.”
Flights to the Malawian capital will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, departing from Lusaka at 15:30 and arriving in Lilongwe at 17:10. The return flights leave Lilongwe on the same days at 17:55, arriving back in Lusaka at 19:35.
The service also provides seamless connections to and from Emirates flights, which arrive in Lusaka from Dubai at 14:25 and depart from Lusaka for Dubai at 21:25 daily.
Return fares from Lusaka to Lilongwe start from around KR2,000 and will operate initially with Proflight’s 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft.
Malawi is a country just one-sixth of the size of Zambia, but with a slightly larger population of around 14.9 million people. It is world renown as the home of Lake Malawi, the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa, and the ninth largest in the world. It is reportedly the habitat of more species of fish than any other body of freshwater in the world.