Zambia’s longest surviving scheduled airline, Proflight Zambia, has suspended operations for 30 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Proflight Zambia’s Corporate Director Chitalu Kabalika, the airline will suspend international flights effective from today, March 27, 2020, while domestic flights will not run between April 1 and April 30, 2020.
“The last two weeks at Proflight have been two of the toughest weeks in the company’s history. We have had big decisions to make and these decisions have not been easy,” said Kabalika.
In the interim, Proflight will carry on operating charter and cargo flights within Zambia and regionally for as long as borders remain open and plans to recommence international and domestic flights from May 1, 2020 to Lusaka, Ndola, Mfuwe, Solwezi, Livingstone and Johannesburg on a very limited schedule.
“We hope to resume normal operations by July 1 but we do not know yet whether this will be possible,” added Kabalika.
“When normal operations do resume it is likely to be with very reduced frequency especially on tourism routes.”
Passengers holding unused Proflight Zambia tickets will be able to use the full value of the same ticket to travel within 18 months of ticket date and all change fees and re-route fees will be waived.
The airline’s airport offices, head office and Southern Sun office will be closed to the public from 1 April, 2020 until further notice while the Contact Centre will still be available via phone, whatsapp and email.