Airlink Resumes Flights to Popular Destinations in Africa

Airlink, a South African airline, has announced the resumption of its flights to some of the most popular destinations in Africa, including the ‘bush and beach’ routes. The airline had suspended its operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the travel restrictions imposed by various countries. However, with the easing of the lockdown measures and the increasing demand for travel, Airlink has decided to bring back its flights to cater to the needs of its customers.


Airlink’s ‘Bush and Beach’ Flights

Airlink’s ‘bush and beach’ flights are designed to offer travellers a unique and diverse experience of Africa, combining the wildlife and nature of the bush with the sun and sand of the beach. The airline operates flights from Johannesburg to some of the most sought-after destinations in Africa, such as:

  • Victoria Falls: One of the natural wonders of the world, Victoria Falls is a spectacular sight of water and mist, located on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Airlink offers direct flights from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, as well as connecting flights to Livingstone in Zambia and Kasane in Botswana.
  • Kruger National Park: The largest and most famous national park in South Africa, Kruger National Park is home to a rich and diverse wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo). Airlink operates flights from Johannesburg to three airports within the park: Skukuza, Hoedspruit, and Phalaborwa.
  • Mozambique: A coastal country in Southern Africa, Mozambique is known for its pristine beaches, coral reefs, and marine life. Airlink flies from Johannesburg to three destinations in Mozambique: Vilanculos, Pemba, and Beira. Vilanculos is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago, a group of islands that offer a tropical paradise for snorkelling, diving, and fishing. Pemba is the gateway to the Quirimbas Archipelago, another group of islands that boast of rich cultural and historical heritage, as well as stunning natural beauty. Beira is the second-largest city in Mozambique, and a hub for trade and commerce.

Airlink’s Safety and Service Standards

Airlink is committed to providing its customers with the highest standards of safety and service, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The airline has implemented strict health and hygiene protocols, such as:

  • Screening and sanitising: All passengers and crew are required to undergo temperature screening and hand sanitising before boarding the aircraft. The airline also provides each passenger with a complimentary comfort kit, which includes a face mask, sanitiser, and wet wipes.
  • Social distancing and seating: The airline follows the social distancing guidelines of the respective airports and countries, and ensures that the boarding and disembarking processes are orderly and efficient. The airline also assigns seats in a way that maximises the space and comfort of the passengers, while complying with the load factors and weight distribution of the aircraft.
  • Cleaning and disinfection: The airline uses high-quality cleaning and disinfection products, approved by the World Health Organization and the South African Civil Aviation Authority, to sanitise the aircraft before and after each flight. The airline also uses HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters, which are effective in removing 99.97% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi from the air.

Airlink’s Booking and Travel Options

Airlink offers its customers a range of booking and travel options, to suit their preferences and budgets. Some of the options include:

  • Online booking and check-in: Customers can book their flights online, through the airline’s website or mobile app, and choose from various payment methods, such as credit card, debit card, or EFT. Customers can also check-in online, up to 24 hours before departure, and print their boarding pass or download it on their mobile device.
  • Flexible fares and changes: Customers can choose from different fare types, depending on their travel needs and plans. The fare types include Saver, Plus, and Premium, which offer different levels of flexibility, baggage allowance, and loyalty rewards. Customers can also make changes to their bookings, subject to availability and fare rules, up to two hours before departure, without paying any penalty fees.
  • Interline and codeshare agreements: Airlink has interline and codeshare agreements with various airlines, such as South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Air France, KLM, and Delta Airlines. This means that customers can book their flights with Airlink and its partner airlines, using a single ticket, and enjoy seamless travel and baggage transfer.

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