Airlink launches Luanda service

AIRLINK INAUGURATES JOHANNESBURG – LUANDA SERVICE

(Posted 22nd October 2021)

Airlink, the privately owned Southern African regional airline, yesterday inaugurated its new Johannesburg – Luanda air service.

The route, which links South Africa’s and Angola’s economic hubs, will be operated three-times weekly using a 98-seat Embraer E-190 aircraft and will offer convenient connections to Airlink’s network of South African domestic and other regional destinations.

Our newest route is a perfect example of how air services will enable our two countries, with our different cultures, to pursue a shared objective of generating business opportunities and diversifying our economies. The development of a sustainable business and leisure tourism sector will play a key role in this. Airlink’s flights on this route will provide greater choice and flexibility to customers needing to travel or wanting to transport goods between our two countries. This will promote competition while reducing the costs of doing business for our customers,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

Airlink’s value for money fares include 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Onboard are customers treated to a light meal, refreshments, seat comfort with generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat.

Customers also have the freedom to book business class on this route and enjoy Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service available on the Embraer E190, which cabin offers six business class seats, generous pitch with plenty of legroom and wide seats arranged in a two-plus-one abreast configuration. Onboard business class service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at selected airports.

Flight Schedule

· 4Z 044 departs Johannesburg 09h40. Arrives Luanda 12h25 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

· 4Z 045 departs Luanda 13h25. Arrives Johannesburg 18.00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

Airlink flights from South Africa and other countries can be planned, booked and managed on www.flyairlink.com, on the FlyAirlink smartphone app, or through travel agents.

Customers in Angola can also book through Airlink’s GSA, Gitu Kiame-Viagens at the Luanda Airport office Tel +244 932 430 052.

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 and for its ERJ Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.

Biosecurity and Travel regulations

For the latest regulations, travellers should check with the appropriate government authority of the country/ies they intend to visit. Click here for information on South Africa’s COVID-19 travel and PCR test requirements.

Click here for information on the important steps and items you will need to follow before and as your proceed through any South African airport.

Airlink was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned, full-service premium airline. Airlink is presently 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 98.22% 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.

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