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15 February 2021

Airlink Launches New West- Coast Route Connecting Cape Town With Walvis Bay

Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will launch a convenient new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing on 02 March 2021.

The new route is Airlink’s fourth between South Africa and Namibia, with other services linking Cape Town and Windhoek in addition to flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

“This new service is ideal for business and leisure travellers with the port city of Walvis Bay being an important economic hub and gateway to some of Namibia’s prized tourist destinations, including the Namib Dessert, Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast. Walvis Bay, Langstrand and Swakopmund are also home to a significant community of people who commute between Namibia and South Africa,” explained Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.

The route will also enable seamless multi-city travel itineraries for international and local tourists visiting popular destinations in Namibia and South Africa.

Airlink will operate the following weekday flights between Cape Town and Walvis Bay on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:

  • 4Z 382 departing Cape Town at 14h00, arriving at Walvis Bay at 16h15
  • 4Z 383 departing Walvis Bay at 16h50, arriving at Cape Town at 19h00
  • 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, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).

    For reservations book direct on www.flyairlink.com or contact our Call Centre on +27 11 451 7300 press 1 to make a booking, change, cancel, make payment, name change or assistance with a web related booking or contact your booking agent.

    Please refer to our flight schedule guide for regular updates on www.flyairlink.com click on Plan Your Travel or contact your booking agent.

    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.

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

    Namibia and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations

    Please check with the appropriate Namibian government authority for the latest regulations for travel from and returning to Namibia.

    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) COVID19 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. South Africa also recommend visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies.

    For passengers flying from South Africa to Namibia, 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.

    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. In 2019 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 is proudly the most punctual South African airline for 2020* with an on-time performance consistently better than 95% and Year to date for January 2021* at 98.79%. This illustrates our determination and unwavering commitment to put our customers first by providing excellent and reliable service.

    * measured by the Airports Company of South Africa.