Southern African carrier Proflight Zambia has welcomed its first ever Boeing jet to its fleet.
On May 29, 2023, the airline announced the arrival of the 126-seat Boeing 737-500 marking a significant milestone in the company’s history.
The Boeing 737, which is just over 31 years old, will be the third jet added to Proflight’s fleet since emerging from the COVID pandemic in 2022.
With the addition of the Boeing 737 it will now consist of eight aircraft, including three 50-seater Bombardier CRJ-100/200 jets, three 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircraft, and one 18-seater Jetstream 32 aircraft.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Boeing 737 aircraft to our esteemed fleet. This momentous occasion represents a significant milestone for Proflight Zambia, further emphasizing our commitment to providing exceptional service to our cherished customers. The advanced features of the Boeing 737 will enable us to offer an even more comfortable and enjoyable travel experience,” Captain Josias Walubita, Proflight director of flight operations said.
Although the new Boeing 737 arrived ahead of schedule, it is expected to commence operations and make its inaugural flight in a few days, pending regulatory approvals.
From its base in Lusaka the carrier’s domestic routes include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Ndola, Solwezi, Kalumbila, Mansa, and Jeki/Royal airstrips in Lower Zambezi and regionally to Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town in South Africa.
Proflight Zambia was established in 1991 and was rebranded in 2010 from Proflight Air Services.