15 October 2021
Hello Again, George!
With summer on the doorstep, Airlink will re-introduce scheduled services between Johannesburg and George from 01 November 2021.
Airlink will initially operate early morning and late afternoon flights on the route. Midday services on weekends will be added from 06 November. The early morning service will not operate on certain days during the Christmas and New Year recess.
“With the new lenient local travel and hospitality restrictions and with South Africa now back on the destination list for international travellers, the Garden Route is set to retake its place as a jewel in the region’s tourism crown. This time we’re committed to stay – we see George as an intrinsic element of our comprehensive network and a “keeper” in our long term strategy. Airlink is ready to meet the increased demand for traffic between our hub at Johannesburg and George, which has the best access to all of the area’s resorts, leisure facilities and tourist attractions,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
Flights to the Garden Route’s gateway city will be operated with our modern Embraer E-jet offering customers a choice of business class and economy seats. Flights are scheduled to provide convenient connections with Airlink’s other domestic and regional services as well as with long-haul flights provided by Airlink’s global carrier partners.
Reflecting George’s significance as the Garden Route’s economic centre for business and tourism, from 31 January 2022, Airlink will serve the route with three daily flights (Mon-Fri), one flight on Saturdays and two on Sundays. Airlink also offers flights between George and Cape Town.
Airlink’s great value 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 (subject to Covid Travel Restriction Regulations), refreshments, comfort with generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).
Customers have the freedom to book business class on this route and enjoy Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service available on the state-of-the-art Embraer E-jet, The cabin offers six business class seats, generous pitch with plenty legroom and wide seats arranged in a two-plus-one abreast configuration. Onboard business class service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages (subject to Covid Travel Restriction Regulations), a 30kg check-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at selected airports.
To plan, book and manage your Airlink journey, visit www.flyairlink.com or download the new FlyAirlink smartphone app, or contact your travel agent.
COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights
The health and safety of our customers and employees are Airlink’s primary concern. Airlink’s aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which effectively block 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 the cabin air quality on Airlink’s Embraer E-JETS here.
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.
* Flights serving Madagascar and St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
**measured by the Airports Company South Africa.