South Africa’s Airlink eyeing return to Entebbe


(Posted 24th September 2020)


Following the most welcome announcement of the lifting of travel restrictions for over border travel, Airlink looks forward to playing a key role in enabling their customers to travel beyond South Africa to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique, with more destinations to be announced soon.

Airlink’s re-introduced regional flight schedule will be phased in commencing from 05th of October 2020.

Travelers will have the freedom to combine their local and regional flights from the major South African cities such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and
Nelspruit, to their regional destinations such as Harare, Lusaka, Maputo on Airlink services, seamlessly, on a single ticket itinerary.

Valued added benefits include: 20kg checked-in luggage in economy class and 30kg in business class, onboard catering, more leg room, choice of aisle or window seat (no middle seat), as well as a 15kg sporting equipment allowance such as a golf bag.

Commencing 5 October 2020

Johannesburg/Harare: The introduction of a daily mid-morning service will provide travelers with seamless connectivity on Airlink between Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as local routes such as Port Elizabeth, East London and others. The flight will depart Johannesburg at 10h30 arriving in Harare at 12h10. The return flight will depart Harare at 12h40 arriving in Johannesburg at 14h35.

Commencing 12 October 2020

New route: Johannesburg/Maputo

The introduction of an early afternoon service will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays and provide
convenient onward connections. The flight will depart Johannesburg at 13h45 arriving at Maputo at 14h40. The return flight will depart Maputo at 15h15 arriving in Johannesburg at 16h25.

Regular services will also be introduced on the following routes again:

Johannesburg/Walvis Bay
Cape Town/Windhoek
Johannesburg/Pemba Northern Mozambique

Please visit the Airlink flight schedule guide for additional details on these flights and schedules

The airline will also be making further announcements soon regarding services between

Johannesburg – Windhoek, Johannesburg – Entebbe, Johannesburg – Dar es Salaam,
Johannesburg – Luanda, Johannesburg – Lubumbashi, Cape Town – Victoria Falls, Cape
Town – Maun, Johannesburg – Gaborone, Johannesburg – Maun, Johannesburg – Kasane,
Johannesburg – Antananarivo, Johannesburg – Nosy Be, Johannesburg – Vilanculos,
Johannesburg – Maseru, Johannesburg – Manzini, and Johannesburg – Livingston.

Under the COVID-19 Level 1 travel restrictions, the South African Government requires travellers to South Africa to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel from an accredited laboratory and in line with WHO requirements. The South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of PCR test certificates presented by travellers.

An “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate”, “passport immunity” in respect of COVID-19
is not acceptable.

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