11 July 2022, Johannesburg – Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, will launch daily direct return flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls from 15 August 2022, reconnecting the region’s main economic hub with the iconic tourism destination.
This follows approvals by Zimbabwe’s and South Africa’s aeronautical authorities for the extension of Airlink’s already comprehensive services between the two markets to include the route between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls.
Airlink’s flights will operate daily using a modern 98-seat Embraer E-190 jetliner and are scheduled to conveniently connect with its other services to and from its Johannesburg main base as well as to long-haul flights provided by Airlink’s growing number of global partner airlines.
“Victoria Falls is a jewel in the region’s tourism crown and Airlink is looking forward to re-establishing connectivity between the attraction and Johannesburg. This brand new Airlink route will be our second to Victoria Falls, which we already serve from Cape Town. In addition, we provide direct flights connecting Harare with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban and between Bulawayo and Johannesburg. With the recent introduction of long-haul flights from Europe directly to Victoria Falls, our services allow customers arriving on those flights to conveniently include South African destinations in their travel plans,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
Customers can book and manage Airlink journeys and find information about health and safety onboard Airlink flights on the website, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.
Flight Schedule from 15 August 2022
4Z 494 depart Johannesburg 11.30 arrive Victoria Falls 13.15 daily
4Z 495 depart Victoria Falls 13.55 arrive Johannesburg 15.35 daily
Airlink was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned, premium airline. Choice and reliability are Airlink hallmarks, with the airline serving more than 45 destinations in 13 countries throughout Southern Africa, Madagascar and St Helena Island*.
Airlink has consistently been the most on-time domestic airline over the last two years, with its fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners achieving a 95.58% average on-time performance** in June 2022 and 96.29% for the year to date. Airlink is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member and accredited under its safety audit programme.
*Flights serving Madagascar and St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
**Measured by the Airports Company South Africa.