PROFLIGHT Zambia on Friday welcomed its 100,000th scheduled passenger to be carried on the airline this year.
According to a statement issued in Lusaka over the weekend said Mr Stephen Chipasha, a regular traveller and a member of the airline's Mbasela frequent flyer club, was surprised by Proflight staff when he went to check-in for his flight to Ndola in the morning.
He was given two free return tickets to Livingstone, and a Proflight fleece jacket and cap.
Proflight general manager operations captain Philip Lemba said: "Mr Chipasha has made proflight history by being the 100,000th scheduled passenger travelling in 2012 and marking a first and significant milestone for the airline."
Capt Lemba who was on hand at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport to welcome Mr Chipasha personally along with acting sales and marketing executive Zanele Khuzwayo.
It is the first year in the airline's 21-year history that it has carried more than 100,000 passengers on its scheduled services in a single year.
In 2011 some 93,000 people flew with the scheduled airline, which flies to nine destinations across the country.
Capt Lemba attributed the increase in passenger numbers to a growing recognition of the fact that air travel was faster and more convenient than going by road.
A surprised Mr Chipasha thanked the airline and praised it for the cheerful staff and reliable service, which saved him time compared with going by road.