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Proflight cheers on Durban as host for 2022 Commonwealth games

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Proflight Zambia reintroduces its 50-seat CRJ-100 jet aircraft 1Proflight Zambia has applauded Durban for being chosen as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, winning a bid to become the first African city to stage the quadrennial sports event.


The multi-sports event to be held from 18 to 30 July 18 to 30, 2022, in the South African coastal city.


Announcement of Durban’s successful bid came in the same week that Proflight Zambia unveiled its new service to Durba, which starts of September 22, linking Lusaka with direct flights to the home of South Africa’s busiest port and most popular tourist destination.


New flights to Durban mean travellers from Lusaka and elsewhere in Proflight’s extensive network will be able to attend to business in the coast city, go shopping, visit the sea and spend time on the beach, visit family and friends, go to concerts and shows, and attend world-class sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games.


‘’Congratulations to Durban!” said Proflight Director of Government and Industry Affairs Captain Phillip Lemba. “It seems that the Commonwealth Games organisers share Proflight’s excitement at the attractions that Durban has to offer. And we can’t wait to link Zambia’s sporting fans to an experience of a lifetime on their doorstep.”


Capt. Lemba went on to explain that Durban was an important gateway for Africa and a thriving tourist destination, and the new flights will add value to tourism and promote business linkages between cities. It will also promote Zambia’s tourism and market its potential to customers travelling between cities.


Starting from September 22, 2015, Proflight will fly three times a week to Durban using its 50-seater CRJ-100 aircraft.


Flight P0024 will leave Lusaka at 11:00hrs on Tuesdays, Thursday’s and Saturdays, arriving in Durban at 13:30hrs. The returning P0025 flight will leave Durban at 14:10hrs on Tuesdays and Thursdays and arrive in Lusaka at 16:40hrs. On Sundays P0023 will leave Durban- at 12:00hrs and arrive back in Lusaka at 14:30hrs.


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