Airlink resumes lodge flights
Airlink will re-start its safari lodge air transfer service from July 1.
The airline’s popular Lodge Link service will provide direct connectivity beyond Skukuza and Nelspruit KMIA airports to three popular safari lodge airstrips – Arathusa, Londolozi and Phinda Private Game Reserve.
Airlink says seamless connections can be made on its scheduled services between Cape Town and Johannesburg to Nelspruit and Skukuza Airport.
The Lodge Link network will also provide direct connections with Airlink’s regional service between Nelspruit and Livingstone.
The Arathusa airstrip will provide access to the neighbouring lodges of Chitwa Chitwa, Cheetah Plains, Elephant Plains, Simbambili, Nkortho, Djuma, Jaci’s Sabi House and Silvan Safaris.
The Phinda airstrip provides access to a number of lodges in the area, Thanda Private Game Reserve and Rhino Ridge.
The Lodge Link flights are operated with a Cessna Caravan 12-seater turboprop aircraft.
“With more local and regional travellers looking for mini-safari getaways, we recognise that every minute spent relaxing at their destination is precious. Airlink’s Lodge Link service provides a unique 20-minute airside transfer for quick and easy access to the doorstep of your luxury private game lodge, minimising lengthy road transfers,” said Airlink ceo and md, Rodger Foster.
The daily flights will depart in the morning from Arathusa at 09h00 and travel via Londolozi and Skukuza to Nelspruit, arriving at Nelspruit at 10h25 and do the reverse in the afternoon, departing Nelspruit 13h45 and arriving at Aruthusa at 14h35.
Daily flights depart daily from Phinda at 10h00 in the morning for Nelspruit, arriving at 11h15. In the afternoon, they depart Nelspruit at 13h25, arriving at Phinda at 14h40.