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9 June 2021

Airlink Launches Johannesburg - Entebbe Service

Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline, will add another new route to its expanding intra-Africa network in the coming weeks with the launch of its Johannesburg-Entebbe service.

Flights on the route will operate four times a week from 19 July 2021, connecting with Airlink’s domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations.

“Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, serves Kampala, which is Uganda’s economic and trading hub, but also an important gateway to the Eastern Africa economic community and the Great Lakes region, which represents a significant market. 

Our flights, will enable and strengthen closer relations and activity between the Southern and Eastern Africa blocs and will also make it possible for tourists to explore and experience the diverse and rich array of travel experiences of both regions,” explains Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

“With our modern fleet and strict compliance with bio-safety measures, Airlink is able to provide safe air travel and support the revival of tourism and economic activity, which are vital for creating and sustaining jobs and livelihoods in Uganda and South Africa,” he added.

Airlink’s great value for money 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, comfort with generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).

Customers also have the freedom to book business class on this route and enjoy Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service available on the state-of-the-art Embraer E-jet, The cabin offers six business class seats, generous pitch with plenty legroom and wide seats arranged in a two-plus-one abreast configuration. Onboard business class service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at selected airports.

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Flight Schedule

Johannesburg – Entebbe – Johannesburg : wef 19 July 2021
4Z 190 departs Johannesburg at 21h15, arriving in Entebbe at 02h30 on Mondays,  Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

4Z 191 departs Entebbe at 03h30, arriving in Johannesburg at 07.00 on Mondays,  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Click here or visit for the latest Airlink flight schedule and route network map or use the new FlyAirlink App.

New FlyAirlink app

Customers may download the FlyAirlink smartphone app to plan, book, manage flights, view flight schedules, flight status, and much more. Customers can also book direct on or with a booking agent. Airlink Call Centre agents are contactable on tel: +27 011 451 7300 then select and press for option 1.

COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights

The health and safety of passengers and personnel are Airlink’s primary concern. Airlink’s aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which effectively block 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 the cabin air quality on Airlink’s Embraer E-JETS here and for its ERJ Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.

With Airlink you are safe and can fly with confidence – it’s easier than you think.

Biosecurity and Travel regulations

For the latest regulations, travellers should check with the appropriate government authority of the country/ies they intend to visit. 

Click here for information on South Africa’s 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 travellers flying from South Africa to Uganda or other Southern African countries, click here for information on the important steps and items you will need to follow before and as your proceed through any South African airport. 

About Airlink

Airlink was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned and BBBEE airline. It offers travellers a wide choice of flights across its comprehensive network of Southern African destinations, which it serves with a fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners.

Like its industrious sunbird icon, in 2019 Airlink carried more than two million customers on more than 63 000 flights. Its current network includes more than 35 destinations in 11 African countries.

Airlink’s flight schedule is regularly updated and reflects the effects ofCOVID-19 and associated travel restrictions. The latest information is available on the Airlink website here. 

Airlink was South Africa’s most punctual airline in 2020** and it continues to be top of the class. In May 2021 97.69% of Airlink flights departed on-time, illustrating its laser-focus on providing customers with excellent and reliable service.

* Flights serving Madagascar and St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
**measured by the Airports Company South Africa