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SA Airlink – Increases capacity and offers a Jet service

Airlink Increases Capacity & Offers A Jet Service For Enhanced Comfort And Convenience Between Johannesburg And Richards Bay

Airlink confirmed that from 17 September 2018, in response to market demand, introduced further capacity to its Johannesburg Richards Bay services.

Airlink introduced one of its newly acquired 74 seat Embraer 170 E-Jet on the midday flights, and from 1 October 2018 on the afternoon flights, which will offer customers enhanced “JET” comfort and a generous seat pitch. The E-Jet cabin layout features two plus two abreast seating, with large eye-level windows allowing in lots of natural light, and ample overhead bin space to accommodate carry on items. Every seat offers either a window or an aisle option.

The midday flight departs from OR Tambo International Airport at 11h35 arriving in Richards Bay at 12h40, Monday to Friday and Sundays. The return flight departs Richards Bay at 13h10 arriving at Johannesburg at 14h15. The afternoon flight departs Johannesburg at 15h20 arriving at Richards Bay at 16h30. The return flight departs Richards Bay at 17h00 arriving at Johannesburg at 18h05.

The 29 seat Jetstream 41 will continue to operate the early morning flight departing from Johannesburg at 07h00 arriving at Richards Bay at 08h15, Monday to Saturdays. The return flight departs Richards Bay at 08h45 arriving in Johannesburg at 10h10.

Airlink looks forward to setting a new standard for business, leisure travelers and international tourists using its services on the route.

Airlink Introduces Value For Money Business Class On Richards Bay Route

Following the introduction of jet services on the Johannesburg – Richards Bay route, Airlink included a Business Class service from 1 October 2018. Airlink’s business class service is styled in the manner of a European intra-continental service, as currently offered on other Airlink routes. The recently acquired Embraer E-Jet 170 regional jets used by Airlink to operate the route, feature 6 business class seats with a generous seat pitch in a one plus two abreast seating configuration with large eye-level windows and ample overhead bin space, to accommodate carry on items.

Airlink Introduces Business Class On Victoria Falls And Walvis Bay Routes

Airlink’s direct services between Cape Town and Victoria Falls as well as Johannesburg and Walvis Bay now offer an intra-continental (as in intra Europe) style business class service.

International premium travelers arriving in Cape Town and travelling onwards to Victoria Falls, on Airlink, will now be able to enjoy the additional benefits afforded by continuing their journey in a premium cabin. This is especially relevant in regard to additional baggage allowance as well as lounge access in Cape Town. In the same way Airlink’s Johannesburg to Walvis Bay Business Class cabin will be of benefit to business and leisure travelers alike.
Airlink’s direct flights originating from Cape Town to key tourism destinations such as Victoria Falls, Maun and Windhoek, allow travelers to spend more time at their destination and less time in transiting via en-route airports. Travelers are able to enjoy a leisurely breakfast at their Cape Town hotel, before commencing their journey and it is no longer necessary for them to commence their journey before sunrise.

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