On August 28th 2014, the airline company Proflight-Zambia announced that as of September 1st 2014, anyone under the age of 18 will benefit from a 50% discount on all bookings made from Zambia and Malawi.
The airline’s new low-cost fare policy means children aged between two and 17-years-old will now pay half of the adult fare, instead of the previous 25% discount, while infants under two-years-old pay 10% of the full fare.
According to the company press release, “Proflight Zambia’s vision is for as many people as possible to see the wonders of our nation – and we firmly believe that starts with encouraging the younger generation to explore the sights, sounds and tastes of their heritage”.
Proflight-Zambia’s new lower children fares policy comes in the wake of the airline’s new 20% discounts for International Student Identity Cards (ISIC) holders, which was initiated by a new agreement with STA Travel, the world’s largest student travel company.
In April 2014, Proflight had signed an agreement with African low cost airline Fastjet that enabled passengers of both companies to travel between 15 destinations accross Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, through Lusaka, thus establishing Zambia’s capital city as a regional aviation hub.
In January of the same year, Proflight Zambia had signed an agreement with Emirates to make Zambia’s touristic and business destinations such as the Victoria Falls and the Copperbelt accessible through a single ticket purchase from any Emirates destination worldwide.
Proflight-Zambia operates three 29-seater Jetstream 41 aircrafts, four 18-seater Jetstream 32, and two 12-seater Cessna Caravan C208 aircrafts, for a total of 9 aircrafts.