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PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA AND RWANDAIR HEAD FOR JOBURG
Code-share between Proflight and RwandAir offers countrywide convenience
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Proflight Zambia and RwandAir have signed a codeshare agreement on the Lusaka - Johannesburg route with RwandAir as the operating carrier and Pro flight Zambia as the Marketing carrier.
Starting March 27th , the flights will be operated three-times-a-week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays leaving Lusaka at 21:50hrs and arriving in Johannesburg at 23:50hrs and returning from Johannesburg at 07:15hrs and arriving in Lusaka at 09:15hrs by RwandAir’s state of the art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation dual class aircraft.
The schedule is convenient for business travelers among others and synchronized to enable Proflight Zambia’s passengers to seamlessly connect to and from its network and the code share flights. Special introductory fares start from US$180 one-way including taxes.
The agreement is Proflight’s first code-share, and is distinct from the existing interline agreements it has in place with other airlines.
Travelers will be able to book and pay for flights through either carriers’ booking channels including websites (www.flyzambia.com or www.rwandair.com) sales and ticketing offices as well as through travel agencies of their preference.
In the second phase the two airlines will conclude an IET (Interline Electronic Ticketing) agreement that will allow RwandAir’s customers to fly on Pro-flight’s network with a single ticket and allow Proflight’s customers to fly on RwandAir’s flight to Kigali and beyond on a single ticket.
There will be discounted fares available using the IET between Lubumbashi and Johannesburg as well as Ndola and Johannesburg.
“Proflight Zambia can now proudly say that it is offering a direct service from Lusaka to Johannesburg, and of course the flight also connects into our domestic network of destinations, providing added convenience and value for Zambian passengers,” said Captain Philip Lemba, Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs.2/3 NEWS RELEASE
"We highly value our new code share partnership with Proflight and are thrilled to see African carriers creating partnerships, synergy and affordability for the benefit of the travelling public,” said Mr. Gobena Mikael, GM Commercial of RwandAir.
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About Proflight Zambia
Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and is Zambia’s leading scheduled airline. From its base in Lusaka its domestic routes include, Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi and Kasama, and regional routes to Lilongwe in Malawi, and from Ndola to Lubumbashi. It adds Kafue National Park to its routes in 2015.
More information is available at www.flyzambia.com.
Established in 2002, in Kigali as its hub at the heart of Africa, RwandAir is one of the fastest growing airlines and operates one of the youngest fleet on the African continent. The airline which is also well reputed for an excellent on time performance, reaches out to eighteen cities in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa and the Middle East.
This year, the airline expects delivery of a second brand new dual class Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft and is concluding agreements with aircraft manufacturers for wide body aircraft. These will enable the airline to expand its operations to destinations in Europe and Asia by 2016.
RwandAir recent major milestone is the passing of the IATA Operational Safety Audit which resulted in the acquisition of the IOSA certificate. The airline’s commitment to operate with the highest and international industry safety standards continues with the pursue of another certification, the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations expected to be completed by June 20163/3 NEWS RELEASE
For more information, please contact:
Gillian Langmead at Langmead & Baker Ltd;
Proflight – Zambia
+260 979 060705;
RwandAir - Rwanda