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4 October 2021

Airlink To Launch Johannesburg - Luanda Service, Ticket Sales Open

Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline, will launch a new direct three-times weekly service between Johannesburg and Luanda from 21 October 2021.

Tickets have gone on sale for the flights, which will be operated with a modern 98-seat Embraer E-190 jetliner. Travellers can conveniently connect with Airlink’s South African domestic and other regional services.

“The South Africa-Angola corridor has been under-served given its crucial commercial and economic importance. By establishing this service, Airlink is providing customers with more affordable competitive choices on the route. This will benefit businesses and stimulate commercial activity between the two cities and countries. In doing so, we will be able to promote travel, air cargo and tourism, all of which are vital to re-energise economies as we emerge from the pandemic crisis,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

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.

Flight Schedule

  • 4Z 042 departs Johannesburg 09h40. Arrives Luanda 12h25 on 21 October. Inaugural flight
  • 4Z 193 departs Luanda 16h35. Arrives Johannesburg 21.10 on 21 October. Inaugural flight

Thereafter from 24 October

  • 4Z 044 departs Johannesburg 09h40. Arrives Luanda 12h25 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • 4Z 045 departs Luanda 13h25. Arrives Johannesburg 18.00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

To plan, book and manage your Airlink journey departing from SA and from all other countries visit or download the new FlyAirlink smartphone app, or contact your travel agent.

Customers in Angola can also book through Airlink’s GSA, Gitu Kiame-Viagens at the Luanda Airport office Tel +244 932 430 052.

COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights
The health and safety of our customers and employees 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.

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 COVID-19 travel and PCR test requirements.

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, full-service premium airline. Choice and reliability are Airlink hallmarks, with the airline serving more than 45 destinations in 13 countries throughout Southern Africa and St Helena Island*.

Airlink is ranked as South Africa’s most punctual airline, with its fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners achieving a 97.70% average on-time performance** for the year to date. Airlink is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member and accredited under its safety audit program.

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