Published On: March 25th, 2021By Categories: Feature, New, News2.9 min read
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Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will add flights to its Maputo, Mozambique and Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, schedules from 01 April 2021 in response to rising demand for air travel between those cities and South Africa.

“Since launching services linking Johannesburg with Maputo and with Lubumbashi last October and November respectively, we have seen a steady increase in passenger traffic on those two routes.  This reflects an uptick in trade and economic activity between South Africa, Mozambique and the D.R Congo.  By increasing our schedule on these routes we will cater to the increased demand while providing more choices to customers wanting to travel to destinations across South Africa and throughout Southern Africa,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

The additional services will let travelers connect seamlessly with Airlink’s flights linking Johannesburg with Cape Town, Durban and other important business and tourist destinations within South Africa and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

Airlink’s great value for money Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance.  Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).

Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service is available on selected flights operated by our state-of-the-art Embraer E-jets, with wide seats arranged in a two plus one abreast configuration with plenty of legroom between each row.   Our service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance and priority boarding.

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Details of the updated flights on both routes can be found on the flight schedule guide on the Airlink website or through booking agents.

COVID-19 Health and Safety onboard Airlink flights 

During these stressful times, health and safety – yours and ours – remains our primary concern.  Our aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which are effective at blocking 99.97% of particulates, including Coronavirus molecules.  These HEPA filters continually sterilize the air in our cabins, which is renewed entirely every three minutes.

Read more about the cabin air quality on our Embraer E-JETS here and for our ERJ Regional Jet Cabin Air Quality here.

Mozambique, D.R. Congo and South African Biosecurity and Travel regulations

Please check with the appropriate Mozambican and D.R. Congo government authorities for the latest regulations for travel from and returning to both countries.

South Africa has introduced additional measures for international travellers arriving in the country.  Click here for information on these requirements.  Please note that all arriving travellers are now required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test certificate, issued by an accredited laboratory in line with World Health Organisation standards, no more than 72 hours before the date of travel.   South African Authorities reserve the right to verify the authenticity of presented PCR test certificates.   Arriving travellers unable to produce a valid certificate will be required to quarantine, at their own cost, for 10 days.   South Africa also requires visitors to carry valid travel insurance policies that cover the costs associated with COVID-19 testing and quarantining.

For passengers flying from South Africa to Mozambique or to the D.R. Congo, there are some important steps and items you will need to follow before and as your proceed through any South African airport.  Click here for information on these.