Requirements for Domestic and Regional Travel during Covid19 More Details
Tickets & Identification
Airlink shall only provide carriage to the Passenger named on the Ticket, provided that each Passenger produces a valid Government issued Passport or South African Identity Document (applicable only for flights operating within the borders of South Africa), as well as the credit card or debit card with which an online reservation was made, if applicable.
Children must have a Birth Certificate or a certified copy of one (valid for 3 months). This does not need to be an Unabridged Birth Certificate.
At check-in, it is required that all Passengers provide proof of identification in order to receive their boarding pass. The same documentation must be present at the boarding gate.
In line with the gazetted amendment issued by the Minister of Transport, Airlink will accept expired SA Driver’s licences as a valid form of identification as required by Part 112, until 31 March 2022.
Certified copies of the South African Identity Document and Driver’s licences may be accepted for Domestic travel. A certified copy is only valid for three (3) months from date of issue.
Digital copies of any form of identification will not be accepted, as per SACAA regulations.
In the case of an Electronic Ticket, the Passenger is required to bring the E-Ticket Itinerary Receipt to the airport as it shall be necessary for the Passenger to present it to Airlink, Airport Immigration and Security Personnel.
Airlink will not accept responsibility for any claim or loss due to schedule changes, mishandling of baggage or misconnecting flight(s) in circumstances where the Passenger has booked his/her travel itinerary on separate ticket(s) issued on different carriers as opposed to a single ticket itinerary.
For the purposes of the Warsaw Convention and the Montreal Convention, an E-Ticket Itinerary Receipt is deemed to serve as a Ticket.
Some Tickets are sold at special fares which may be partially or completely non-refundable. It is the Passenger’s responsibility to choose the fare, and applicable fare rules, best suited to their travelling needs and ensure that they familiarise themselves with the fare rules and the terms and conditions of the Ticket.
Air Travel involves many risks and Airlink’s liability is limited therefore it remains the Passenger’s responsibility to ensure they have appropriate and adequate travel insurance. This will cover instances where the Passenger is unable to make use of such a Ticket for whatever reason, including non-performance by Airlink which can cover things such as:
- Changes in Travel Plans and Flight Cancellations
- Medical and Hospital Expenses
- Repatriation Costs
- Personal Injury and Death
- Delayed, Damaged or Lost Baggage
- Force Majeure events
- Adverse Weather Conditions
- Local and/or Global Epidemic/Pandemic outbreaks
South African Immigration Regulations requires for anyone travelling with children under 18 years, whether parents of the child, relatives, family friends or school teachers travelling to/from South Africa to travel with certain documents.
Before travelling, consult the South African embassy in your home country or the South African Department of Home Affairs in order to ensure that you meet all relevant criteria.
Airlink is bound by the South African Immigration Regulations and must act accordingly. Travellers not in possession of the required travel documentation shall not be allowed to travel. It is solely the passenger’s responsibility to ensure they are in possession of all travel documents required by the Airline, Immigration or Customs etc.
The airfare included in the electronic ticket may be a special fare and rebooking and cancellation restrictions may apply. If the fare conditions allow for a rebooking or refund, please be advised that charges may apply. Airfares have conditions attached that limit or excludes the passengers right to change or cancel the reservation. The passenger is responsible to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions that apply to the airfare and Airlink accepts no responsibility for the passenger’s failure to do so.
Having purchased an electronic ticket from Airlink means that you understood and agreed to our terms and conditions of carriage including restrictions on dangerous goods forbidden for air transportation and the fare purchase conditions. For enquiries regarding the fare conditions applying to your chosen airfare, please contact your local Airlink office.
Airlink standard traffic documents issued on 749 will be valid for:
Type of Ticket Validity of Ticket Airlink Regional and Domestic sectors including special fare tickets. Two (2) years from Date of Issue.
All travel must be completed within two (2) years from Date of Issue of the Original Ticket.
EMD – Electronic Miscellaneous Document. One (1) year from Date of Issue.
New 24 month Ticket Validity
Many travel plans have been impacted by COVID-19 and Airlink wants to make sure passengers have sufficient time to make their travel arrangements. Tickets issued from 01 May 2020 are now valid for 24 months from the Original Ticket Issue date.
Passengers may reschedule their 749 ticket to a different date with the same city pair and the ticket needs to be reissued. The new ticket will be subject to new fare rules and any applicable additional collection.
It is the Passenger’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with the fare rules and the terms and conditions of the Ticket.
In the event that after the Passenger has begun the carriage, and the Passenger is prevented from travelling within the period of validity by reason of illness, Airlink may extend the validity of the Ticket until the date the Passenger becomes fit to travel, provided that the date falls within the validity of the Ticket as described in Clause 3.2 (Period of Ticket Validity), subject to availability, and the itinerary for which the fare has been paid.
Such illness must be attested to by a medical certificate bearing a date not more than ten (10) Days prior to departure of the flight as indicated on the Ticket.
In such circumstances, Airlink will similarly extend the period of validity of Tickets of other members of the Passenger’s Immediate Family accompanying the Passenger or refund the Passenger in full at the Passenger’s election.
In the event of the death in the Immediate Family of a Passenger who has commenced travel, the validity of the Ticket and the Tickets of the immediate family who are accompanying the Passenger may likewise be extended or refunded at the Passenger’s request, provided that the date falls within the validity of the Ticket as described in Clause 3.2 (Period of Ticket Validity), subject to availability, and the itinerary for which the fare has been paid.
In the event that the Passenger fails to present themselves at the prescribed times at either the check-in counter for the check-in procedure or at the boarding gate for the boarding procedure, Airlink reserves the right to consider the Passenger as a "no-show" and the Passenger will forfeit the coupon for that applicable segment of travel without the right to a refund.
The Ticket is valid only for the transportation as indicated on the Ticket, from the place of departure to the destination. The fare the Passenger has paid is for the transportation and sequence of transportation as indicated on the Ticket. The Ticket will not be honoured by Airlink and will lose its validity if all the coupons are not used in the sequence for provided on the Ticket.
Should the Passenger wish to change any aspect of transportation as indicated on the Ticket, the Passenger is obliged to contact Airlink in advance of the date of travel. The fare for the Passenger’s new transportation will be calculated and the Passenger will be given the option of accepting the new price or maintaining the original transportation as Ticketed.
Should the Passenger change the transportation without Airlink’s agreement, Airlink will assess the correct price for the actual travel. The Passenger will be obliged to pay the difference between the price and penalties, if applicable, and the total price applicable for the revised transportation. Airlink will refund the Passenger the difference if the new price is lower than the original price.
Please be aware that while some types of changes will not result in a change of fare, others, such as changing the place of departure (for example if the Passenger does not fly the first segment) or reversing the direction of travel(where applicable), can result in a change in price.
Depending on the fare class, most fares are valid only on the dates and for the flights shown on the Ticket and may not be changed at all, or only upon payment of an additional fee.
Each flight coupon contained in the Passenger's Ticket will be accepted for transportation in the class of service on the date and flight for which the Ticket has been reserved.