CIO East Africa (Nairobi)

Zambia: Airtel Customers to Pay for Proflight Zambia Air Tickets Using Airtel Money.

Airtel customers can now pay for their preflight Zambia air tickets via airtel money. This is after Airtel and the Proflight Airline Zambia, signed a partnership agreement that will enable customers to purchase air tickets countrywide through Airtel Money.

This partnership is a reflection of the synergies that exist between airlines and telecommunication companies across Africa, in providing an exciting and convenient consumer experience.

"Airtel Money is an easy to use, versatile and exciting services which is password-protected through state-of-the-art security systems,"said Airtel Money Director Mrs. Brenda Thole.

Airtel Money is a mobile money platform which allows its customers to make payments and other non-cash transactions quickly and easily. It has been widely adopted by corporate, government and individual customers for the purchase of airtime, Person-2-person cash transfers and utility bill payments.

"Proflight Zambia likes to be at the forefront of new ideas and technology, and is constantly looking for ways to improve its customer experience. This is demonstrated by Proflight being the first airline in Zambia to offer a mobile payment option," said Captain Philip Lemba, Government and Industry Affairs of Proflight Zambia. "We will continue to develop new and innovative ways to help our customers."

He added that as Proflight business grows in Zambia, they are constantly looking for opportunities to add value to their customers' experience of the Proflight brand therefore the strategic partnership with Airtel represents the commitment to the Zambian market and they will continue to explore additional opportunities with the company.

Passengers can book Proflight Zambia tickets online at, by phone or at the airline's sales offices countrywide, and pay for them using the Airtel Money account on their phone. They can then receive a virtual ticket on their mobile phone.

This means convenience for passengers and savings in time and money. It also enables local customers to have the same purchasing power as international customers.

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