Proflight Zambia (P0, Lusaka) is boosting capacity on its route between Lusaka and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, South Africa, by introducing a 126-seater B737-500 wet-leased from Africa Charter Airline (FSK, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo) and increasing its frequencies in line with plans to expand regionally, the airline announced.

Starting in April, Proflight Zambia will operate three daily flights seven days a week on the route with its three 50-seater Bombardier Aerospace aircraft (one CRJ100LR and two CRJ200LRs), adding ZS-TGY (msn 25183) from June. The B737 will be on an initial six-month ACMI contract, with an option to extend, the lessor and airline confirmed.

"This development is closely tied to Proflight's ambition to expand our services into the regional market," commented Proflight Zambia Director (Flight Operations) Josias Walubita.

Proflight Zambia's fleet also includes four 29-seater BAe Jetstream 41s, and one 18-seater Jetstream 32 deployed to ten destinations across Zambia, South Africa, and Malawi.