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8 August 2020

Airlink Adds 5 New Routes, Increases Frequency, More Choices and Connectivity

We are delighted to be able to re-introduce five routes and increase frequency on two of the routes we’re currently operating, Cape Town/George and Cape Town/PE. This follows the welcome easing of our COVID-19 travel restrictions to Level2. The additional routes will provide business and leisure travelers with more destinations, flight choices, travel opportunities and better connectivity. We are confident that the added convenience will be welcomed by all our customers.

Routes Re-introduced:

Johannesburg/Pietermaritzburg: the introduction of an early morning and late afternoon scheduled service providing travelers with same day return flights will commence on 7 September 2020, operating daily, except on Saturdays.

Johannesburg/Mthatha: the introduction of a midday scheduled service on 7 September 2020, operating daily, except on Saturdays.

Johannesburg/Hoedspruit: the introduction of a late morning scheduled service on 7 September 2020, will connect travelers to the region. Hoedspruit is the gateway to the enclave of private game reserves including; Timbavati, Thornybush, Klaserie and Manyeleti, as well as Phalaborwa and the Northern Kruger National Park which is accessible via the Phalaborwa gate. The service will initially operate on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Johannesburg/Skukuza: the introduction of a lunch time flight will connect travelers to their safari and bush experience in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve collective of private game reserves, and Kruger National Park. Skukuza Airport is also accessible from Cape Town via Johannesburg on Airlink with a short airport transit connection of 1 hour 15 mins onwards onto the direct Johannesburg/Skukuza flight. The Johannesburg/Skukuza scheduled flights will commence on 14 September 2020 operating on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Cape Town/Upington: the introduction of the mid-morning flight scheduled service on 7 September 2020, operating on Mondays and Fridays.

More Frequency, more Choices:

Airlink will enhance its flight services on the following routes.

Cape Town/George: as from 7th September the re-instated early morning flight will depart Cape Town at 06h40 arriving in George at 07h35, and then depart George at 08h00 and arriving Cape Town at 09h00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The existing afternoon flights departing Cape Town at 15h40 arriving in George at 16h35, currently on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will as from 8 th September also operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. These flights will depart George at 17h00 arriving in Cape Town at 18h00.

Cape Town/Port Elizabeth: the additional early morning flight will depart Cape Town at 07h10 arriving in Port Elizabeth at 08h20. The flight will depart Port Elizabeth at 08h50 arriving in Cape Town at 10h15, operating on Tuesdays and Thursday.

Under the COVID-19 Level 2 restrictions, travelers are required to present their completed Traveler Health Questionnaire to a Port Health Official in the terminal building where temperature screening is still a requirement. Download your Forms here.

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About Airlink

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.