Zambia’s leading airline, Proflight Zambia is set to introduce flights between Lusaka and Harare beginning the first week of July.
Civil Aviation of Zimbabwe Public Relations and Communications Manager Mrs Anna Hungwe said Proflight will be flying into Harare four times a week.
The airline will be flying on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday using a 29-seater Jetstream 4100 (J41),” she said.
Mrs Hungwe said the arrival of Proflight underlines that the Harare route is a viable and lucrative route and a culmination of the Authority’s marketing efforts.
“There is improved perception of the Zimbabwean destination and our collaborative marketing efforts continue to bear fruit,” she said.
Proflight will have to contend with competition from Kenya, Ethiopia, Angola, Emirates and Namibia.
Proflight was established in 1991 and operates over 200 flights a week with an on-time performance of over 80 percent.
It services domestic routes in Zambia and regional routes in Lilongwe in Malawi and Durban in South Africa.
It operates a 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100 jet, four 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft and two 12-seater Cessna Caravan C208 aircraft.