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8 March 2021

Airlink Resumes South Africa - Lesotho Flights

Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will resume with daily scheduled air services between Johannesburg and Maseru from 29 March 2021. 

This follows the re-opening of Lesotho’s borders and the lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighboring countries while they both worked to successfully contain the spread of the Coronavirus.

“After a disruption of several weeks, Airlink is looking forward to welcoming customers onto its flights that provide vital connections supporting trade, business, tourism and family ties between South Africa and the Mountain Kingdom,” said Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.

Our daily return flights between the two cities provide travelers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s comprehensive network that links South African domestic and Southern African regional destinations. 

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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Flight Schedule

Johannesburg - Maseru (from 29 March 2021)

  • Flight 4Z 052, will depart Johannesburg daily at 09h35 arriving in Maseru at 10h35.
  • Flight 4Z 053 will depart Maseru at 11h00 arriving in Johannesburg at 12h05.

    Airlink intends to add more flights to the schedule in accordance with demand.

    Please visit our flight schedule guide for more information 

    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.

    Lesotho and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations

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

    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 passengers flying from South Africa to Lesotho 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 was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned and B-BBEE airline. It offers travellers a wide choice of flights across its comprehensive network of Southern African destinations, which it serves with a fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners.

    Like its industrious sunbird icon, in 2019 Airlink carried more than two million customers on more than 63 000 flights and its network includes more than 30 destinations in 10 African countries and St Helena Island*. Airlink’s flight schedule is regularly updated and reflects the effects of COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions. The latest information is available on the Airlink website here. 

    Airlink was South Africa’s most punctual airline in 2020**. In January 2021 98.79% of Airlink flights departed on-time, illustrating its laser-focus on providing customers with excellent and reliable service.

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