Airlink Expands Its Network of Routes

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Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline, will expand its network next month with the launch of its Johannesburg-Livingstone flights, providing travellers with direct access to one of Southern Africa’s most popular tourist attractions – the Victoria Falls.

The new service, which will start on 26 May 2021, strengthens the vital commercial connection between South Africa and Zambia provided by Airlink by augmenting Airlink’s daily services between its Johannesburg home base and Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, and the copper-belt’s hub, Ndola.

Airlink will also resume its Nelspruit-Livingstone service from 01 May 2021.  This will enable travellers to visit the Victoria Falls as well as the Kruger Park and their surrounds while also connecting on to Airlink’s South African destinations such as Cape Town and Durban

“There is pent-up demand among local and international travellers to visit our region, which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular sights and destinations.  With COVID-19 vaccination programmes ramping up in some of our traditional markets, we are seeing the first signs of light after a devastating 2020.  Our Livingstone flights together with our recently-launched mainline South African domestic services, put some of the region’s key tourist destinations within easy and convenient reach,” explains Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

“With our modern fleet and strict compliance with bio-safety measures, Airlink is able to support the safe revival of tourism and the increased economic activity it stimulates in Zambia,” he added.

Airlink’s great value for money Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance.  Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).

Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service is available on selected flights operated by our state-of-the-art Embraer E-jets, with wide seats arranged in a two plus one abreast configuration with plenty of legroom between each row.   Our service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at selected airports.

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Flight Schedule 

Nelspruit – Livingstone – Nelspruit: from 01 May 2021

4Z 470 departs Nelspruit at 11h40 arriving in Livingstone at 13h35.

4Z 471 departs Livingstone at 13h05 arriving in Nelspruit at 15h45

Flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Johannesburg – Livingstone – Johannesburg:  from 26 May 2021

4Z 482 departs Johannesburg at 11h00, arriving in Livingstone at 12h45. 

4Z 483 departs Livingstone at 13h25, arriving in Johannesburg at 15.20.

Flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Click here or visit for the latest Airlink flight schedule and route network map.


COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights 

Your and our health and safety are our primary concern.  Our 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 our Embraer E-JETS here and for our ERJ Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.

With Airlink you are safe and can fly with confidence  – it’s easier than you think.

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 requirements.  Please note that all arriving travellers are now required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test certificate, issued by an accredited laboratory in line with World Health Organisation standards, no more than 72 hours before the date of travel.   South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of presented PCR test certificates.   Arriving travellers unable to produce a valid certificate will be required to quarantine, at their own cost, for 10 days.   South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.

For travellers flying from South Africa to Zambia or other Southern African countries, 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. 

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