Tourists on the tarmac at Mfuwe Airport.
Tourists on the tarmac at Mfuwe Airport.

2017 schedule will see passengers no longer needing to connect at Lusaka

Proflight Zambia has announced a new direct route between Mfuwe and Lower Zambezi for its 2017 timetable.
The plan was unveiled as part of Proflight Zambia’s bid to make travelling more convenient as well as strengthening and promoting freedom of movement to Zambia’s top tourist destinations. Passengers will no longer have to worry about passing through the capital ,Lusaka, as the proposals will enable them to fly directly from Mfuwe to both Royal and Jeki in the Lower Zambezi.
Proflight Zambia director of government industry affairs, Captain Philip Lemba said that the airline will begin operating the direct flights between Mfuwe and the Lower Zambezi’s Royal and Jeki airstrips from June 16 and continue throughout the peak tourism season until October 31, 2017.
“A direct service on this route has been requested for several years, and now we as a Zambian airline are delighted to be in a position to make this happen,” he said. “We have been in touch with Zambian tourism operators in both Mfuwe and Lower Zambezi about our proposals and we believe the revised schedule will be well received by all our customers.”
The introduction of the new service will mean some modifications to the Lower Zambezi timetable already in place for 2016. The morning Lusaka – Lower Zambezi flight and the evening Lower Zambezi – Lusaka return flight will be adjusted to enable direct connections to the Emirates flight from Lusaka.
Fares and taxes on the proposed direct Mfuwe to Lower Zambezi service will remain the same as the present tariff on the Mfuwe-to-Lower Zambezi route via Lusaka. This will allow for easy ticket changes should a passenger’s flight date change, or the direct flight be sold out or if a later flight via Lusaka is preferred.
“We do appreciate that the change to the schedule will inconvenience some passengers with existing bookings; however, the numbers are small, and we believe the positives of the new route far outweigh the loss of some connections through Lusaka for Lower Zambezi. We will contact agents individually for all affected bookings. We thank our customers in advance for their understanding,” said Capt. Lemba.
Special group fares are available for groups of ten passengers or more travelling together, applicable on either the direct or via-Lusaka Mfuwe-to-Lower Zambezi seats.
Flights on the Lusaka-to-Lower Zambezi and Lower Zambezi-to–Mfuwe routes will be offered throughout the whole year.
Proflight Zambia expects that the addition of these direct services will make travelling in Zambia more convenient for its valued customers.

A view over the Lower Zambezi from a Proflight plane.
A view over the Lower Zambezi from a Proflight plane.
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