Airlink is launching a new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing on 2 March 2021. The new route is Airlink’s third between South Africa and Namibia, with other services linking Cape Town and Windhoek in addition to flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay. Airlink will operate weekday flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The airline also resumed scheduled air services between Johannesburg and Sishen in the Northern Cape on 15 February 2021. The route was relaunched to provide vital air connectivity to the crucial iron ore mining centre.
Airlink will operate weekday flights on Mondays and Thursdays.
Unfortunately there has been further suspension of Airlink’s service between Johannesburg and Nose Be, Madagascar, up until 27 June 2021.
“Despite efforts from the lodges on Nose Be and the Nose Be Tourism Authority, we have to date been unable to obtain certainty as to when Madagascar intends to reopen its borders for regional travel. This leaves us with no option but to cancel our planned flights on the route in the interim. Customers holding tickets will be able to rebook on a future flight at no additional cost,” said Airlink Managing Director and CEO, Rodger Foster. “We are hopeful that the borders will re-open in time for Airlink to resume services for the June/July peak South African holiday season, followed by the August – October period which coincides with the return of the whale sharks to the island,” he added.