AIRLINK CANCELS FLIGHTS BETWEEN ESWATINI & SOUTH AFRICA UNTIL 05TH OF JULY 2021 AMID CONTINUED CIVIL UNREST
(Posted 02nd July 2021)
Eswatini Airlink and its operating partner Airlink, the South African-based domestic and regional airline, have cancelled flights between Johannesburg and Sikhuphe’s King Mswati III International Airport up to and including 05th of July 2021 in light of the continued civil unrest in Eswatini.
“The safety and security of our customers and staff is our primary concern. After consulting with our partner Airlink, we have decided to extend the suspension of our operations on the route until next Monday, by which time we hope that it will once again be safe to resume operations,” said Eswatini Airlink General Manager, Joseph Dlamini.
Eswatini Airlink and Airlink’s ticketing agents are contacting affected ticket-holders to rebook them onto flights as soon as it resumes operations on the route. Airlink will announce any additional changes to its service on the route.
The following flights are affected:
4Z 080 Johannesburg – Sikhuphe
4Z 086 Johannesburg – Sikhuphe
4Z 081 Sikhuphe – Johannesburg
4Z 087 Sikhuphe – Johannesburg
Airlink was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned airline.
It offers travellers a wide choice of flights across its comprehensive network of Southern African destinations, which it serves with a fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners.
Like its industrious sunbird icon, in 2019 Airlink carried more than two million customers on more than 63 000 flights. Its current network includes more than 35 destinations in 11 African countries. Airlink’s flight schedule is regularly updated and reflects the effects of COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions. The latest information is available on the Airlink website here.
Airlink was South Africa’s most punctual airline in 2020** and it continues to be top of the class. In May 2021 97.69% of Airlink flights departed on-time, illustrating its laser-focus on providing customers with excellent and reliable service.
* Flights serving Madagascar and St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
**measured by the Airports Company South Africa.