Proflight Zambia will launch four-weekly passenger flights to Johannesburg from Lusaka starting, 1 October.
The announcement comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country would reopen its international borders on October 1, 2020, under level 1 of lockdown.
The airline will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the addition of twice-weekly cargo flights departing from Lusaka on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Capt. Walubita urged Lusaka residents and business people alike to get on board and assured them safety against COVID-19.
Flight P0020/ 21 will operate on Mondays and Wednesdays departing from Lusaka at 08:00 and arriving in Johannesburg at 10:00. The return flight leaves Johannesburg at 12:00 arriving in Lusaka at 14:00.
On Fridays and Sundays P0024/ 25 leaves Lusaka at 12:00 arriving in Johannesburg at 14:00. The return flight leaves at 15:00 and is back in Lusaka at 17:00.
Additional days will be added when demand increases and the airline will look at reintroducing its direct Ndola/ Johannesburg and Lusaka/ Durban flights at a later date.
Eligibility to enter South Africa is subject to the South African COVID-19 entry regulations once they are released in the coming days.