Proflight Zambia has announced an increase in demand for flight services between Lusaka and Johannesburg.
The airline said it has started recording an increase in customer demand on its local and international routes after months of steep declines.
Proflight Corporate Director Chitalu Kabalika said that new bookings on the Lusaka-Johannesburg route as well as local flights are now outpacing cancellations, a turning point since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that had devastated air travel demand.
“The uptick in travel demand is a positive sign of recovery, after what has been and still is a challenging time for our industry,” said Mr Kabalika.
Currently Proflight operates six times weekly between Lusaka and Johannesburg. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays a morning service is available. While on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays the airline operates a midday service from Lusaka.
Proflight will continue to assess the traffic demand trends before the reintroductions of services from Ndola to Johannesburg and Lusaka to Durban respectively.
In line with the new normal and health measures the airline has introduced hygienic protocols. These include mandatory mask wearing for both passengers and crew and disinfecting of aircraft before each boarding.
“As we all adapt to this new environment, I can assure you that all Proflight staff, both on the ground and on board, are committed to guaranteeing our passengers the highest levels of health and safety.”
Recently Proflight introduce a midnight cargo service between Lusaka and Johannesburg.
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