Proflight Zambia resumes operations in Durban. Image: Supplied.

Gallery: Proflight Zambia reopens direct flights to Durban

Proflight Zambia officially resumes operations on direct flights between Durban and Lusaka. The services will start to operate immediately.


Proflight Zambia resumes operations in Durban. Image: Supplied.

Durban Direct and Proflight Zambia have resumed air services between Lusaka, Zambia and Durban from Thursday, 6 April 2023.

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Operation of direct flights

Currently, direct flights will operate on Thursdays with Sunday flights being introduced on 16 April 2023.

A special Tuesday flight on 11 April will accommodate visitors returning from the Easter weekend.

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The launch of these air services provides a significant boost to travelers between Zambia and South Africa.

In 2021 and 2022, travel between the two destinations experienced a 38% growth.

Growing partnership between SA and Zambia

While over the same period, South Africa’s exports to Zambia grew by R1.6 billion making Zambia among South Africa’s key trading partners within Southern Africa.

MEC for Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs and the leader of Government Business in KwaZulu-Natal, Siboniso Duma expressed his delight over the services.

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“As the government of KwaZulu-Natal, we are pleased to welcome these air services flown by Proflight Zambia. This new air service will undoubtedly play a role in strengthening the business links between the two destinations, especially considering that there are already many companies operating in both Zambia and South Africa. The improved air connectivity will make it easier for businesses to travel between the two countries, facilitating even greater trade and investment.”

Siboniso Duma

MEC Duma further adds that the new route will also provide a much needed boost to the tourism industry, with Zambia and South Africa both being popular tourist destinations.

Zambia is known for its wildlife, natural beauty, and adventure activities, while KwaZulu-Natal is famous for its beaches, arts, and entertainment.

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EThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda expressed his excitement at the resumption of Proflight’s services.

“We are thrilled to have Proflight flying directly to Durban. As the tourism industry is gradually recovering, the resumption of these air services facilitates greater leisure and business travel into Durban. Growing intra-Africa travel is also a key component of our broader strategy to ensure competitiveness, which is further enabled by the addition of this air connectivity.”

Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda

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Mayor Kaunda further added that eThekwini is committed to growing its involvement in Durban Direct.

This through which they can acquire more air services to contribute to the City’s plan of attracting more business in eThekwini and boosting the tourism sector.