Proflight Zambia and Rwandair head for Joburg
Proflight Zambia and RwandAir have signed a codeshare agreement on the Lusaka-Johannesburg route with RwandAir as the operating carrier and Proflight Zambia as the marketing carrier.
Starting March 27, the flights will be operated three-times-a-week on Mondays, Wednesdays 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 travellers among others and synchronised to enable Proflight Zambia’s passengers to seamlessly connect to and from its network and the code share flights. Special introductory fares on the Lusaka/ Johannesburg route will start from US$180 one-way including taxes.
There are also discounted fares available between Lubumbashi and Johannesburg and Ndola and Johannesburg via Lusaka using Proflight and RwandAir’s flights
The agreement is Proflight’s first code-share, and is distinct from the existing interline agreements it has in place with other airlines.
Travellers 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 Proflight Zambia’s network with a single ticket and allow Proflight’s customers to fly on RwandAir’s flights to Kigali and beyond on a single ticket.
“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.
“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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