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Checked or Hold Baggage

Airlink applies the weight concept. The general free baggage allowance on Airlink flights is 20 kg in Economy Class and 30 kg in Business Class per adult passenger.
Children & Infants paying at least 75% of the adult fare are entitled to the same baggage allowance as adults.
Infants not entitled to a seat shall only be permitted 10 kg of checked-in baggage in addition to one collapsible pram/buggy and one infant car seat.

Size & Weight of Checked-In Baggage

The maximum dimensions of any one piece of baggage permitted where travel is wholly on the services of Airlink flights are:

(H) 90cm + (W) 72cm + (L) 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm

Dimensions of Hold baggage:

Airlink Baggage

Bulky items may also be carried up to maximum dimensions of (H) 190cm + (L) 75cm + (W) 65cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) but may incur an excess baggage charge if the free baggage allowance is exceeded.

The maximum permitted weight of any one piece of checked luggage is 32 kg.

Any item exceeding the above dimensions may be booked as Cargo through the following channels:

Airlink CARGO or [email protected] . For more information regarding Cargo please visit www.airlinkcargo.co.za | +27 10 880 3632/3


 

To ensure that bags fit the dimensions of the conveyor belts, ACSA has stipulated the following dimensions:

The sizes do not include the items that form part of sporting equipment / fragile items.

DimensionsMinimumAverageMaximum
Length (mm)250550900
Width (mm)250400450
Height (mm)75500720
Weight (kg)1,51832

 

Free Baggage Allowance – Checked Baggage - Weight Concept

PassengerRouteType of BaggageWeight
Adults and Children aged 2 years and olderBetween South Africa and Ndola, Lusaka, Bulawayo, LuandaAny number of pieces 
 
40 kg Business Class
30 kg Economy Class
 
Adults and Children aged 2 years and olderBetween South Africa and 
Harare excluding the direct 
flights between Durban and 
Harare
Any number of pieces 40 kg Business Class
30 kg Economy Class
Adults and Children aged 2 
years and over
Direct flights between Durban 
and Harare 
Any number of pieces 30 kg Business Class 
20 kg Economy Class
Adults and Children aged 2 
years and over
Between Harare / Bulawayo / 
Lusaka / Ndola, Luanda
Any number of pieces40 kg Business Class 
30 kg Economy Class
Adults and Children aged 2 
years and over
All other Airlink flightsAny number of pieces30 kg Business Class 
20 kg Economy Class
Infants under the age of 2All Airlink flightsAny number of pieces10 kg plus one collapsible pram or buggy and one infant car seat

Exceptions

Read the below checked or hold baggage exceptions:

  • If passage is between Johannesburg and Nosy Be, Madagascar an allowance of 20 kg only will be permitted per adult passenger Note: Sporting Equipment can only form part of the free baggage allowance and no excess baggage will be permitted.
  • If passage is on the Lodge-Link services i.e. between Nelspruit / Skukuza and the Sabi Sands / Ngala / Phinda lodges – Cessna Caravan operations, an allowance of 20 kg only will be permitted per adult passenger provided such is packed in a soft/pliable bag. Note: no excess baggage including sporting equipment will be permitted however free baggage storage facilities are provided at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA.
  • If passage is between South Africa and Bulawayo / Lusaka / Ndola / Luanda where an allowance of 30 kg in Economy Class and 40 kg in Business class applies per adult passenger.
  • If passage is between South Africa and Harare where an allowance of 30 kg in Economy Class and 40 kg in Business class applies per adult passenger, excluding the direct flights between Durban and Harare where an allowance of 20 kg in Economy Class and 30 kg in Business class applies per adult passenger
  • If passage is between Harare / Bulawayo / Lusaka / Ndola / Luanda where an allowance of 30 kg in Economy Class and 40 kg in Business class applies per adult passenger.
  • If you are flying on a single-contract/interline no-stop ticket connecting with any Other Carrier Regional or International flight where the baggage allowance of the most significant carrier will reflect on your ticket (If passage is on separate-contract tickets or constructed with sector fares, the baggage allowance for each ticket shall apply). See important need to know below on MSC – Most Significant Carrier.
  • If you are flying on a single contract/interline ticket on an approved interline partner airline where the applicable airline’s allowance will reflect on your ticket

Important Need-to Knows

MSC – Most Significant Carrier – Interline tickets – IATA Resolution 302 refers if you purchase a ticket which is wholly on the services of Airlink, Airlink’s baggage policy will apply.

If you purchase an interline no-stop ticket involving more than one carrier, the baggage policy of the MSC will apply per direction of travel i.e. the first international carrier per direction.

The MSC policy will apply only if a through-check is possible – i.e. no night stop or stopover is permitted. However, the MSC policy is applied according to the ticket construction, so even if a passenger travelling on a “non-stop” ticket is required to clear luggage at first point of entry in South Africa, the luggage may be considered as “through-checked” in respect of the allowance.

Hold space restrictions on Airlink aircraft due to the nature of the smaller airports which Airlink serves with medium-size aircraft, hold space may be restricted on full flights and/or in certain weather conditions.
In such instances Airlink will do all possible to load all hold baggage but, in the interest of operational safety, may opt to carry some baggage on the next available flight to your destination. Extra baggage may also be carried at an additional charge. However, this may not guarantee that the baggage is carried on the same flight on which you travel, under the afore-mentioned circumstances.