Proflight Zambia has announced the launch of flights from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, starting 23 October.
The new service, which will run three times a week, is the second international route for the Zambian airline – it began flying to Lilongwe in Malawi in June.
Flights will depart Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 08h00 on Mondays and Fridays, arriving at Dar-es-Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport at 12h20, making it a journey of three hours and 20 minutes, given the one-hour time difference.
The return flight leaves Dar es Salaam on the same days at 13h00, arriving in Lusaka at 15h20, from where travellers can connect to Mfuwe, Livingstone and Ndola.
There will also be a Wednesday flight, for which Proflight is awaiting confirmation from regulators on timing.
Proflight Zambia is also considering services to Harare, Tete and Johannesburg, subject to regulatory approval.
It addition to the new route to Tanzania, which will be operated by the airline’s 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft, Proflight will increase the frequency of its Lilongwe flights from three to four flights a week from 16 November, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Monday, Thursday and Friday flights will leave Lusaka at 16h15, returning from Lilongwe at 18h25. Timing for the Wednesday flight has yet to be confirmed, but the airline hopes to be able to provide smooth connections from Lusaka on to the Dar es Salaam service.
With the introduction of the Tanzania route, Proflight Zambia will operate 11 scheduled routes using nine aircraft, including a Boeing 737 aircraft which was recently added to the Proflight fleet as the airline’s first jet aircraft.