Proflight sets sights on Mbala

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Proflight Zambia will cease operations to Kasama, in Zambia’s Northern Province, and has set its sights on a new route to Mbala as its alternative into the region.

In addition to meeting customer demand for convenience, the new service will be operated with a larger aircraft, will include a full cabin service, have more seats available, and will allow Proflight to increase the availability of lower fares.

As the airline prepares for the IATA operational safety audit, it is reducing the use of the 12-seater Caravan aircraft. The larger turbo-prop Jetstream 32s and Jetstream 41s cannot operate into Kasama due to the gravel runway. Subject to regulatory approval, Proflight plans to begin scheduled flights between Lusaka and Mbala by June.

Proflight will be offering a shuttle between Kasama and Mbala airports for the convenience of those customers in Kasama.

Mbala is Zambia’s most northerly large town and provides a strategic location on the southern edge of Lake Tanganyika, close to the fishing port of Mpulungu and the border with Tanzania.