#Airlink to connect #Durban and #Harare with direct flights

(Posted 24th February 2022)

Airlink will launch scheduled direct services between Durban and Harare from 05th of April 2022.

The direct flights on the route will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.    

Flights from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport depart at 10:30, landing at 12:40 at Harare’s Robert Mugabe International Airport.  The return service leaves from Harare at 13:20, touching down in Durban at 15:35.  Travel time is approximately 2hrs 10 min.

Harare and Durban are important commercial centres and key Airlink markets. This brand new route linking the two cities will be our third direct service to Zimbabwe’s capital, along with our flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town.   We are certain that the new service will promote commerce and tourism between the cities and between the KwaZulu-Natal and Zimbabwe.  Having non-stop flights on the route means greater convenience and options for travellers who want to save time and avoid connecting at Johannesburg,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster. 

Airlink will operate one of its Embraer ERJ135 regional jets on the route. 

Fares include a 20kg free economy class checked-in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. 

Onboard, customers are treated to a complimentary light meal and refreshments.  Airlink’s cabins are designed for comfort with generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seats – and Airlink aircraft do not have middle seats.

Airlink flights are scheduled to provide convenient connections with their other domestic and regional services as well as with long-haul flights provided by their growing number of global airline partners.

To plan, book and manage your Airlink journey, visit www.flyairlink.com or download the new FlyAirlink smartphone app, or contact your travel agent.  

COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights 

The health and safety of 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 Regional Jets here.

Biosecurity and Travel regulations

There are no restrictions on domestic travel in South Africa.  International visitors should check here for South Africa’s current travel requirements.

Airlink was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned airline.  Choice and reliability are Airlink hallmarks, with the airline serving more than 45 destinations in 13 countries throughout Southern Africa, Madagascar and St Helena Island*.

Airlink has consistently been the most on-time domestic airline over the last two years, with its fleet of more than 50 modern jets achieving a 97.87% average on-time performance** in January 2022.  Airlink is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member and accredited under its safety audit program.

*  Flights serving Madagascar will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.

**measured by the Airports Company South Africa.

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