Kasama flights on hold as Proflight upgrades aircraft

Proflight Zambia has put its flights to Kasama on hold pending modifications to the larger aircraft it plans to deploy on the route.

The airline had assigned a larger 29-seat Jetstream 41 aircraft to its Kasama routes from January 1 in the expectation that the town’s runway would be tarred, but delays to that process mean the landing strip remains gravelled and unsuitable for that aircraft.

“We apologise for the inconvenience caused to customers who had already booked their flights and were wishing to book flights on the routes. All passengers holding tickets for these flights will receive a full refund,” said Proflight’s Director of Government and Industry Affairs, Capt. Philip Lemba.

The airline expects its flights from Lusaka and Ndola to Kasama to be suspended for January until April 2019.