LATEST TRAVEL NEWS AND UPDATES
Flights to Madagascar Resume
The resumption of flights linking Johannesburg with Antananarivo follows the lifting of Madagascar’s COVID-19 travel restrictions and its subsequent ban on air services to and from South Africa.
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22 July 2020
Airlink Adjusts Johannesburg/cape Town and Johannesburg/Port Elizabeth Flight Times to Enhance Customer Convenience
Airlink advises that from 27 July 2020, its early morning flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth will be departing a little later to enhance customer convenience.
Following the re-introduction of the COVID related road travel curfews by Government between 21h00 and 04h00 with the additional requirement for passengers to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure to complete travel documentation formalities, Airlink has received numerous requests from customers to adjust our departure times a little later. to reduce the associated inconvenience of an 03:00 am start to their travel days.
Accordingly, Airlink’s flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town will depart at 07h10 arriving in Cape Town at 09h20. The flight from Cape Town will depart at 07h20 arriving in Johannesburg at 09h25 Mondays to Saturdays. On Saturdays, the flight will depart Johannesburg at 10h15 arriving in Cape Town at 12h35.
Airlink’s flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth will depart at 07h10 arriving in Port Elizabeth at 08h55 and depart from Port Elizabeth at 09h35 arriving in Johannesburg at 11h15 Mondays to Fridays.
With traffic congestion no longer a significant factor in the onward journey to appointments, Airlink believes that same day returning travelers will still be able to achieve a productive day of business whilst enjoying the benefits of a later start to their travel day.
Airlink apologizes in advance for any inconvenience or disruption which may be caused to customer itineraries due to the short lead time given in making these schedule changes, but we are confident that the added convenience will be enjoyed by all our customers.
Airlink appreciates that our customers may be concerned about personal safety while travelling during the COVID pandemic. There are 6 important items that you need to remember before you travel to the airport. Visit https://bit.ly/travel-protocol. You can feel safe and fly with confidence when you fly Airlink – 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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