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14 October 2020

Airlink Reconnects Zambia and South Africa With Flights From Lusaka and Ndola

Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, has reconnected Zambia and South Africa with the resumption of scheduled passenger services between Lusaka and Ndola and Johannesburg.

This follows the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighboring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

“Airlink is delighted to have re-established these vital air services that sustain the all-important trade, business, tourism and family ties between two intrinsically connected markets,” said Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.

These services 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 to key destinations throughout the SADC region.

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

Lusaka / Johannesburg
Flight 4Z 163, departs Lusaka at 13h50 and arrives in Johannesburg at 16h05 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flight 4Z 162 departs Johannesburg at 11h20 and arrives in Lusaka at 13h20 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Ndola / Johannesburg
Flight 4Z 153 departs Ndola at 13h10 and arrives in Johannesburg at 15h45 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Flight 4Z 152 departs Johannesburg at 10h20 and arrives in Ndola at 12h40 on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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.

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

Zambia and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations

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

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.

For passengers flying from South Africa to Zambia, 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. 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.