Airlink is set to augment three of its domestic services.
The privately-owned carrier announced it will add more flights on the routes Cape Town to Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit), Johannesburg to Mbombela and Johannesburg to Bloemfontein, all of them with effect from August 7.
“In response to market demand, Airlink is increasing flights between certain key destinations for local and international business and leisure travel. By scaling up Airlink’s schedule on these routes we are giving customers more convenient choices and connections, which provides travellers with greater flexibility when planning their trips,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
By adding an additional frequency, Airlink will operate a twice-daily return service between Cape Town and Mbombela, six days a week.
An additional service between Johannesburg and Mbombela will afford customers the opportunity to choose one of up to eight return flights per day.
Similarly, the addition of an extra flight between Johannesburg and Bloemfontein will increase the daily departures from three to four flights a day during the week and from two to three flights daily over the weekend. The additional flights to and from both Johannesburg and Bloemfontein are scheduled for efficient connections with Airlink’s other domestic and regional services as well as the international long-haul flights operated by Airlink’s partner airlines.
The flights on these routes will be operated by Embraer Regional Jets. Airlink’s fares include a free 20kg economy class checked luggage allowance plus a free 15kg sporting equipment allowance.