Proflight upgrades 50-seater jet

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Proflight Zambia has extended the lease on its 50-seater CRJ-100 jet aircraft under new terms that will see the airline’s local staff taking full control of the plane’s operation.

The decision to extend the lease was based on the popularity of the jet with Proflight customers, explained Managing Director Tony Irwin.

Proflight cabin crew will now serve passengers, and the airline’s pilots will take over the flight deck under the terms of the new lease of the aircraft, which is owned by a specialist South African aircraft leasing company. This brings the CRJ jet into line with Proflight’s other aircraft, which are all operated directly by the airline.

The jet operates domestically on the Lusaka-Ndola and Lusaka-Solwezi routes and will also be deployed on Lusaka-Mfuwe and Lusaka-Livingstone routes when demand is high.