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29 January 2021

Johannesburg-Polokwane Flights Suspended Until March 2021

Airlink regrets to announce the suspension of its air services between Johannesburg and Polokwane for the month of February.

Unfortunately a combination of factors, most notably the latest surge in COVID-19 infections and the Level 3 lockdown restrictions which are intended to curb the virus’s spread, have decimated demand on what is traditionally an important and busy business travel route.  We are temporarily suspending the service until 03 March 2021, by which time we trust the situation will have improved.  

We will resume services in March with an enhanced schedule of daily early morning and late afternoon return flights, enabling same-day return services between the two cities,’ said Airlink Managing Director and CEO, Rodger Foster.

Airlink apologises to ticketholders for any inconvenience caused by the suspended service.

Customers holding tickets for flights during February may request to be rebooked for travel at a later date, or for a refund please refer to the COVID memo policy on

Airlink’s flight schedule is available on our website: Customers should consult Airlink’s website - manage,  or contact our Reservations office on tel +27 11 451 7300 or their travel agencies for assistance with booking changes and refunds.

About Airlink


Airlink is a privately-owned regional airline serving a comprehensive network of smaller destinations throughout Southern Africa. We operate independently under our own unique 4Z flight code, offering our customers more freedom, more choices and more travel opportunities.  

Look out for the Airlink sunbird on our striking new livery. Like our colourful feathered mascot, we are Southern Africa’s busiest airline and also its largest (measured by the number of flights we operate) carrier.  In 2019 our fleet of more than 50 modern commercial jetliners carried two million customers on more than 63 000 flights, on 55 routes to 39 destinations in nine African countries and St Helena Island. 

Airlink is proudly the most punctual South African airline for 2020* with an on-time performance consistently better than 95%. This illustrates our determination and unwavering commitment to put our customers first by providing excellent and reliable service.

*measured by the Airports Company South Africa.