13 October 2021
Airlink Partners with Discovery Vitality & Discovery Bank
From next year, Airlink and Discovery Vitality customers are in line for discounts of up to 75% on local and regional flights as a result of a new partnership which sees Airlink join Discovery’s Vitality Travel platform.
South African-based Airlink is Africa’s largest independent airline with a growing fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners serving over 45 destinations in 13 African countries. Discovery is a publicly traded South African headquartered financial services business. It’s Global Vitality Network, which is an alliance of some of the world’s largest insurers, has over 20 million members.
“Discovery and Vitality were obvious partners for Airlink. We have a common approach to creating sustainable business built on providing great value for our customers, who are at the centre of everything we do,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
Through the partnership, Vitality members can get significant discounts on flights, accommodation, car hire and holiday packages. All members qualify for a 10% base discount on all flights booked on the Vitality Travel platform. Vitality Health members get between 15 and 35% discuounts on flights. Vitality members who are also with Discovery Bank can get between 15 and 75% off on their travel*.
“Discovery clients value travel and we enjoy making their travel more rewarding. In a typical year, Vitality clients book more than one million flights and 100 000 hotel-room nights through Vitality Travel. From 2022, the new Discovery Bank travel platform will facilitate seamless bookings and great discounts on a wider range of local and international flights, accommodation and holiday packages based on Vitality Health, Drive and Money integration. The platform makes viewing travel options, making bookings and storing travel details much easier. Our partnership with Airlink and its network lets us offer Discovery Bank clients an extended local airline range, providing discounted flights to over 45 destinations across Southern Africa,” said Dinesh Govender, CEO of Vitality.
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, Madagascar 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.
- * For up to six one-way domestic flights and two international flight bookings.
- ** Flights serving Madagascar and St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
- *** Measured by the Airports Company South Africa.