Tuesday, May 1, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Proflight Zambia attempts to cast off EU Blacklist stigma.

Proflight ZambiaProflight Zambia (P0), the domestic Zambian carrier with aspirations to start regional services to both Harare and Lubumbashi, has welcomed efforts by the Zambian government to help remove the airline from the European Union's Banned Operators List, a move that will help the airline shake off the stigma of being 'unsafe', a label that has damaged the airline's image amongst foreign tourists in particular.

"Proflight commercial director Keira Irwin said in a statement in Lusaka yesterday that the airline was elated about the Government’s move to resolve the situation which had impacted on the operations of the aviation industry.  Mr Irwin was reacting to Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister Given Lubinda’s assurances that the Government was making efforts to have the country removed from the ban list."
Read More Here [Times of Zambia] 

The Lusaka-based airline celebrates its 21st birthday this month, having started flying in 1991. It flies to Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola, Solwezi, Chipata, Mansa and Kasama, and above all, prides itself in having maintained a spotless safety record.