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14 January 2021

Skukuza Airport Closed, Flights Suspended Until 28 January 2021

Airlink regrets to announce the suspension of its air services to and from Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park.

This follows a local outbreak of COVID-19 in the Lower Sabie camp and nearby area.

“In order to protect our customers, crews and personnel from exposure to the virus, we have decided to halt all operations at the Skukuza Airport until the 28th January 2021. We apologise to ticketholders for any inconvenience this might cause,” said Airlink Managing Director and CEO, Rodger Foster.

Daily flights affected by the suspension of services are:

  • 4Z 865  Johannesburg – Skukuza
  • 4Z 866  Skukuza - Johannesburg
    • Airlink continues to operate flights to Hoedspruit and Nelspruit KMI Airport, the two closest alternates for travellers planning to visit the Kruger National Park or other resorts and camps in the surrounding area.

      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.