South Africa’s Airlink halts flights to Angola


(Posted 04th December 2021)

Airlink, the Southern African regional airline, regrets to announce the suspension of its flights between Johannesburg and Luanda following the Angolan Government’s decision to close its borders to South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

While we are disappointed on behalf of our customers who are being inconvenienced, we must respect the decision by the Angolan authorities. However, we look forward to resuming our regular service as soon as possible,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

Affected customers should contact their booking agent if the booking was made with an agent or Airlink on +27 11 451 7300 (press “1” for Reservations).

Customers in Angola should contact Airlink’s GSA, Gitu Kiame-Viagens at the Luanda Airport office on +244 932 430 052.

Airlink will be performing a number of repatriation flights and the next such flight will operate on Sunday 05th of December 2021, and thereafter on Thursday and Sunday each week until the repatriation requirement has normalised.

About Airlink

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