MEDIA STATEMENT BY SACAA 26 January 2022 Johannesburg – The South African Civil Aviation Authority…
Airlink will during August introduce three new routes and increase frequency on five of the routes it is currently operating, providing travelers with more flight choices, more travel opportunities and better connectivity. Airlink is confident that the added convenience will be enjoyed by all their customers.
Johannesburg/Kimberley, the introduction of an early morning and late afternoon service providing travelers with same day return flights commencing on 17 August 2020, operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cape Town/Kimberley, the introduction of an afternoon scheduled service on 18 August 2020, operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Johannesburg/East London, daily early morning and late afternoon flights will connect travelers to conduct business with the motor manufacturers and in the surrounding towns, King William’s Town, Bhisho as well as Mthatha (which is best served via East London until the Mthatha airport is re-opened by the Minister of Transport in due course). Flights will commence on 24 August 2020 operating on Monday through Friday and Sundays.
More Frequency, more Choices
From 17 August, Airlink will enhance its flight services on the following routes.
Johannesburg/Cape Town: the additional mid-morning flight will depart Johannesburg at 10h00 arriving in Cape Town at 12h30. The lunch time flight will depart Cape Town at 13h30 arriving in Johannesburg at 15h40, operating on Monday through to Fridays and Sundays
Johannesburg/Nelspruit: the additional early morning flight will depart Johannesburg at 07h00 arriving in Nelspruit at 07h50. The flight will depart Nelspruit at 08h25 arriving in Johannesburg at 09h15, operating on Mondays to Fridays.
Johannesburg/Port Elizabeth: the additional mid-morning flight will depart Johannesburg at 10h15 arriving in Port Elizabeth at 12h00. The midday flight will depart Port Elizabeth at 12h30 arriving in Johannesburg at 14h10. Mondays to Fridays and Sundays.
Johannesburg/Bloemfontein: the additional early morning flight will depart Johannesburg at 06h40 arriving in Bloemfontein at 07h55. The flight will depart Bloemfontein at 08h20 arriving in Johannesburg at 09h35. Mondays to Fridays.
Cape Town/Bloemfontein: With the additional flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays commencing on 18 August 2020, travelers will have the freedom to connect daily between the Mother City and the City of Roses.
Important travel logistics
Under the COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions, the Government requires travelers to carry with them proof of permission to travel. Permitted travel includes: Essential or Business Travel, caring for immediate family members, obtaining medical treatment etc. you can download your Forms here https://www.flyairlink.com/covid-19-travel-updates#healthandsafetyproto
There are 6 important items that you need to remember before you travel to the airport visit https://www.flyairlink.com/covid-19-travel-updates#flyingsafely. You can feel safe and fly with confidence when you fly Airlink – it’s easier than you think.
Airlink knows that for our customers traveling during these stressful COVID pandemic induced times, personal safety is a major consideration. Safety and well-being – yours and ours- remain our primary concern. Our aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters, which are effective at blocking 99.97% of particulates, including Coronavirus molecules. These filters help to continually sterilize the air in our cabins, which is renewed entirely every three minutes. Read more on https://www.flyairlink.com/covid-19-travel-updates#ejetsairmanagementsy
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Airlink is a privately-owned regional airline serving a comprehensive network of smaller destinations throughout Southern Africa. We are now operating independently under our own unique 4Z flight code offering more freedom, more choices and more travel opportunities. When you see the sunbird icon on our aircraft, think Airlink. You’ll know that you’re travelling with Southern Africa’s largest (measured by flight movements) independent airline. Airlink has more than 50 commercial jetliners operating throughout Southern Africa. Last year we carried 2 million customers on more than 63 000 flights, on 55 routes to 39 destinations in nine African countries and St Helena Island
Airlink’s on time performance is consistently better than 95% and this is a clear indication of our determination and commitment to remain synonymous with customer centricity, punctuality, service excellence, and reliability. Airlink is proudly the most on time South African airline for 2020 as measured by the Airports Company of South Africa.
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