Proflight Zambia: new route from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam

Proflight Zambia has announced the launch of three-times-a-week flights from Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania starting on October 23.

The new service is the second international route for the Zambian airline, which started flying to Lilongwe in Malawi in June.

Flights will depart from Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport at 08:00 hrs on Mondays and Fridays, arriving at Dar-es-Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport  at 12:20 hrs, making it a journey of three hours and 20 minutes, given the one-hour time difference in Tanzania.

The return flight leaves Dar-es-Salaam on the same days at 13:00 hrs, arriving in Lusaka at 15:20 hrs, enabling smooth connections onto Proflight’s afternoon flights to Mfuwe, Livingstone and Ndola.

There will also be a Wednesday flight, for which Proflight is awaiting confirmation from regulators on timing.

An additional Lusaka-Dar flight will be operated on Thursday, October 24 to mark Independence Day.

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 be increasing the frequency of its Lilongwe flights from three-times-a-week to  four flights a week from November 16, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Monday, Thursday and Friday flights will leave Lusaka at 16:15 hrs returning from Lilongwe at 18:25 hrs. 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 eleven 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.