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Travel to Malawi
Passengers may experience payment difficulties when booking flights that are originating from Malawi. We are actively working on a solution internally. We encourage all customers who require flights originating from Malawi to contact a GSA (General Sales Agent) or Travel Agent.
Important Flight Notice
All international customers are urged to book one (1) single ticket with through-fares, as opposed to booking separate tickets to avoid flight delays. Please note that it is essential to read the fare rules.
Important EFT Payment Notice
PayGate has advised that Standard Bank has been re-enabled on SiD. Customers may still encounter issues completing payments for the moment.
We're launching new Lilongwe and Blantyre routes.
We will start operating flights from Johannesburg to Lilongwe on 4 September and to Blantyre on 5 September 2023.
19 October 2020
Airlink Adds Three Additional Routes to Its Mozambique Network
Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline will enhance its South Africa and Mozambique network with additional scheduled services to Pemba, Vilanculos and Beira.
This follows the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighbouring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the Coronavirus.
These services provide travellers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s new services linking Johannesburg with Cape Town and also with Durban. Connections are also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations and to key destinations throughout the SADC region.
Airlink’s great value for money Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).
Please refer to our flight schedule guide for regular updates on www.flyairlink.com . Click on Plan Your Travel or contact your booking agent.
Johannesburg/Pemba commencing on 28 October 2020
The flight will depart Johannesburg on Wednesdays and Fridays at 09h30 arriving in Pemba at 13h20. The return flight will depart Pemba at 13h50 arriving in Johannesburg at 16h10.
Johannesburg/Vilanculos commencing on 10 November 2020
The flight will depart Johannesburg on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11h30 arriving in Vilanculos at 13h00. The return flight will depart Vilanculos at 13h35 arriving in Johannesburg at 15h20.
Johannesburg/Beira commencing on 10 November 2020
The flight will depart Johannesburg on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11h05 arriving in Beira at 12h45. The return flight will depart Beira at 13h10 arriving in Johannesburg at 15h10.
COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights
During these stressful times, health and safety – yours and ours - remains our primary concern. Our aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which are effective at blocking 99.97% of particulates, including Coronavirus molecules. These HEPA filters continually sterilize the air in our cabins, which is renewed entirely every three minutes.
Read more about our Embraer ERJ Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.
Mozambique Travel regulations
Travellers visiting Mozambique must complete the Traveller Health Questionnaire prior to arrival, download and complete the form here on https://www.flyairlink.com/covid-19-travel-updates#travellerhealthquest
Please note, Mozambique’s immigration authorities currently do not issue visas upon arrival, except for passengers who are in possession of written authorisation from the relevant authority.
South African citizens travelling for business require a business visa.
Leisure travellers must present documented proof of their confirmed hotel booking when checking in for their flights.
Travellers visiting family are permitted to enter the country, provided that they are in possession of an accurate address and local phone number of the person they are visiting.
Airlink recommends that travellers check with the appropriate Mozambican government authority for the latest regulations for travel between SA and Mozambique.
South Africa has introduced additional measures for international travellers arriving in the country. Click here for information on these requirements. Please note that all arriving travellers are now required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test certificate, issued by an accredited laboratory in line with World Health Organisation standards, no more than 72 hours before the date of travel. South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of presented PCR test certificates. Arriving travellers unable to produce a valid certificate will be required to quarantine, at their own cost, for 10 days. South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.
There are some important steps and items you will need to follow before and as your proceed through any South African airport. Click here for information on these.
With Airlink you are safe and can fly with confidence – it’s easier than you think.
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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Ranked as South Africa's Most Punctual Airline.