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Airlink’s re-introduced regional flight schedule to be phased in from 5 October

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Following the announcement of the lifting of travel restrictions for over border travel, Airlink has confirmed the re-introduction of its regional flight schedule commencing from 5 October.

Commencing 5 October 2020
Johannesburg/Harare: The introduction of a daily mid-morning service will provide travelers with seamless connectivity on Airlink between Johannesburg and Cape Town as well as local routes such as Port Elizabeth, East London and others. The flight will depart Johannesburg at 10h30 arriving in Harare at 12h10. The return flight will depart Harare at 12h40 arriving in Johannesburg at 14h35.

Commencing 12 October 2020
New route: Johannesburg/Maputo the introduction of the early afternoon service will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays and provide convenient onward connections. The flight will depart Johannesburg at 13h45 arriving at Maputo at 14h40.  The return flight will depart Maputo at 15h15 arriving in Johannesburg at 16h25.

The airline’s regular services will also be introduced on:

  • Johannesburg/Bulawayo 
  • Johannesburg/Walvis Bay 
  • Johannesburg/Ndola  
  • Johannesburg/Lusaka
  • Cape Town/Windhoek 
  • Johannesburg/Pemba Northern Mozambique
  • Johannesburg/Beira
  • Johannesburg/Tete

Travellers will also now have the freedom to combine their local and regional flights from the major cities such as Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and Nelspruit, to regional destinations such as Harare, Lusaka, Maputo on Airlink services, seamlessly, on a single ticket itinerary.

Airlink also stated that it will make further announcements soon regarding services between Johannesburg – Windhoek, Johannesburg – Entebbe, Johannesburg – Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg – Luanda, Johannesburg – Lubumbashi, Cape Town – Victoria Falls, Cape Town – Maun, Johannesburg – Gaborone, Johannesburg – Maun, Johannesburg – Kasane, Johannesburg – Antananarivo, Johannesburg – Nosy Be, Johannesburg – Vilanculos, Johannesburg – Maseru, Johannesburg – Manzini, and Johannesburg – Livingstone.

Under the COVID-19 Level 1 travel restrictions, Government requires travellers to South Africa to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test certificate obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel from an accredited laboratory and in line with WHO requirements. The South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of PCR test certificates presented by travellers.

An “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate”, “passport immunity” in respect of COVID-19 is not acceptable.

There are 5 important items that passengers should remember before travelling to the airport visit https://www.flyairlink.com/covid-19-travel-updates#flyingsafely5importa.

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