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 27th , the flights will be operated three-times-a-week on Mondays, Tuesdays 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 travelers among others and synchronized to enable Proflight Zambia’s passengers to seamlessly connect to and from its network and the code share flights. Special introductory fares start from US$180 one-way including taxes.
The agreement is Proflight’s first code-share, and is distinct from the existing interline agreements it has in place with other airlines.
In the second phase the two airlines will conclude an IET (Interline Electronic Ticketing) agreement that will allow RwandAir’s customers to fly on Pro-flight’s network with a single ticket and allow Proflight’s customers to fly on RwandAir’s flight to Kigali and beyond on a single ticket.
There will be discounted fares available using the IET between Lubumbashi and Johannesburg as well as Ndola and Johannesburg.
“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.