Leading regional airline Proflight Zambia has resumed its direct flights on the Lusaka-Durban route, according to an announcement made by the airline. Durban is the second international destination into South Africa serviced by the airline, and will operate flights on Thursdays and Sundays.
Flights began earlier this week, with a special Tuesday flight on 11 April for Easter weekend returns.
On other days, passengers will be able to fly to Durban via Johannesburg. Flights will depart Lusaka from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 09:00, arriving in Durban at King Shaka International Airport at 11:30hrs. The return flight leaves Durban at 12:30, arriving in Lusaka at 15:00.
“We are delighted to announce that the Lusaka-Durban direct flight is back,” said Proflight Zambia’s director for flight operations, captain Josias Walubita.
The Lusaka-Durban route was halted during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. Since then, the airline has established and implemented health safety measures to make flying safe and is adhering to public health guidelines on the pandemic throughout the journey.
Proflight Zambia’s resumption of the Lusaka-Durban route is a clear indication of its commitment to growth and regional expansion. The airline believes that this expansion will provide customers with access to two key commercial centres in South Africa: Johannesburg and now Durban.
The route will be serviced by Proflight’s CRJ-100 and CRJ-200 aircraft, providing passengers with comfortable travel options. Schedules and fares are available for booking on the airline’s website www.flyzambia.com.
Durban is not only a popular destination for both business and leisure travel, but it is also South Africa’s second most important manufacturing hub after Johannesburg, with a number of major multinational companies present.
In addition, the city is known for its thriving agriculture industry, which includes the cultivation of sugarcane, bananas, and vegetables. As such, the resumption of direct flights between Lusaka and Durban will not only benefit the business and tourism sectors but also the agriculture industry, by providing a more efficient way for Zambian farmers and agricultural businesses to transport their produce to Durban and beyond.
The resumption of direct flights between Lusaka and Durban will boost tourism and trade between the two countries. Zambia has a growing economy and is home to several international businesses. With Durban being a major business hub, the direct flights will provide a more convenient and efficient way for Zambian business travellers to reach the city.
In addition, the resumption of flights will also benefit the tourism industry in both countries. Durban is a popular holiday destination, with beautiful beaches, scenic drives, and a variety of outdoor activities on offer. With the direct flights, Zambian tourists will be able to reach the city more easily and quickly, which will help to promote the city’s tourism offerings.
Proflight Zambia’s resumption of direct flights between Lusaka and Durban is a positive development for the airline industry in the region, and demonstrates the airline’s commitment to growth and expansion. With its established safety measures and comfortable travel options, Proflight Zambia is well-positioned to meet the needs of both business and leisure travellers on this route.