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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.
Departing South Africa
Travellers departing South Africa to a regional destination are required to confirm the regulations with the relevant authorities prior to departure.
15 October 2020
Airlink Reconnects Johannesburg to Windhoek With Daily Flights
Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will launch a daily direct air service reconnecting Johannesburg with Windhoek from 26 October.
This follows the relaxation of South Africa’s intra-Africa travel restrictions and Namibian Aeronautical Authorities acknowledging Airlink’s traffic rights and designation on the route.
Airlink also recently resumed scheduled services between Cape Town and Windhoek as well as between Johannesburg and Walvis Bay.
Air travel between the neighboring countries was suspended under the lockdown while public health authorities worked to successfully contain the spread of the Coronavirus in their respective territories.
“We can’t wait to re-establish this important connection between South Africa’s and Namibia’s main economic hubs and enable all-important trade, business and tourism between what are two very closely connected markets,” said Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.
Airlink’s Johannesburg-Windhoek service will provide travelers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s new services linking Johannesburg with Cape Town and also with Durban. Connections are also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations, such as George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Upington, Kimberley, Polokwane, Hoedspruit, Nelspruit, Skukuza, Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha and others. Since the beginning of October Airlink has also begun resuming services reconnecting various destinations throughout the SADC region with Johannesburg.
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).
Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service is available on selected flights operated by our state-of-the-art Embraer E-jets, with wide seats arranged in a two plus one abreast configuration with plenty of legroom between each row. Our service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance and priority boarding.
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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 EJet Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.
With Airlink you are safe and can fly with confidence – it’s easier than you think.
South Africa’s and Namibia’s Biosecurity and Travel regulations
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) 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 10 days. South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.
Please check with the appropriate Namibian government authority for the latest regulations for travel from and returning to Namibia.
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.
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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