Airlink step into the void left by South African Airways

AIRLINK ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL ROUTES FROM JOHANNESBURG TO CONGO AND TANZANIA

(Posted 18th November 2020)

Airlink, the privately-owned and independent regional airline, will reconnect Tanzania with South Africa when it launches its first scheduled passenger flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg on 01st of December 2020.

Airlink is excited looking forward to establishing direct services – and flying its brand new colours – on this new route for us between Tanzania’s capital and Johannesburg. The two cities enjoy a special historical, significant political and economically vital commercial bonds as regional trading hubs for business and leisure travel and tourism. We are also in the process of appointing a local general sales agent to represent us in the Tanzanian market,” said Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster. He also announced flights to the Congo, notably to the mining city of Lubumbashi and added:

Airlink is looking forward to establishing direct services – and flying our brand new colours – between the region’s important mining and minerals centres and supporting commerce, trade and tourism between the two countries.’

The Airlink services to and from Lubumbashi and Dar es Salaam will provide travelers with seamless connectivity onto Airlink’s new direct flights linking Johannesburg with Cape Town and with Durban. Connections are also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations, such as Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein and others.

Airlink is rebuilding and expanding its network with the resumption and addition of services to destinations throughout the SADC region, all reachable with Airlink connections via its hub at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Airlink’s Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Onboard are passengers customers treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous legroom 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 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.

Airlink’s service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance and priority boarding.

Experience more https://www.flyairlink.com/profile/airlink-profile#businessclass

Flight Schedule

Johannesburg – Lubumbashi (from 30th of November 2020)

Flight 4Z 021 will depart Johannesburg at 12h00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Lubumbashi at 14h30.

Flight 4Z 022 will depart Lubumbashi at 15.10 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Johannesburg at 17h50.

Please visit our flight schedule guide for more information

Flight Schedule

Dar es Salaam – Johannesburg (from 01st of December 2020)

Flight 4Z 053 will depart Dar es Salaam at 18h05 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Johannesburg at 20h50.

Flight 4Z 034 will depart Johannesburg at 13h00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Dar es Salaam at 17h35.

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.

D.R. Congo and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations

Please check with the appropriate D.R.Congo government authority for the latest regulations for travel from and returning to Lubumbashi.

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 10 days.

South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.

For passengers flying from South Africa to D.R. Congo, 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.

Tanzania and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations

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

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 10 days. South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.

For passengers flying from South Africa to Tanzania, 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.

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