SOUTH AFRICA – Private-sector regional airline Airlink ,has announced that it will start scheduled services to Entebbe International Airport in Uganda on July 19 which will be operated four times a week, connecting with Airlink’s domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations
“Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, serves Kampala, which is Uganda’s economic and trading hub, but also an important gateway to the Eastern Africa economic community and the Great Lakes region, which represents a significant market,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director Rodger Foster.
“Our flights will enable and strengthen closer relations and activity between the Southern and Eastern African blocs and will also make it possible for tourists to explore and experience the diverse and rich array of travel experiences of both regions.”
“With our modern fleet and strict compliance with bio-safety measures, Airlink is able to provide safe air travel and support the revival of tourism and economic activity, which are vital for creating and sustaining jobs and livelihoods in Uganda and South Africa,” he added.
The airline will operate the new service with its largest types in its fleet, the state-of-the-art Embraer E-Jets.
“With our modern fleet and strict compliance with biosafety measures, Airlink is able to provide safe air travel and support the revival of tourism and economic activity, which are vital for creating and sustaining jobs and livelihoods in Uganda and South Africa,” he highlighted.
The flights from Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) to Entebbe have been assigned the flight code 4Z 190, and will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and on these days, they will depart at 21:15 (9.15 PM), arriving at Entebbe at 02:30 the next morning.
“Our flights will enable and strengthen closer relations and activity between the Southern and Eastern African blocs and will also make it possible for tourists to explore and experience the diverse and rich array of travel experiences of both regions”Roger Foster – CEO, Airlink
The return flights will be coded 4Z 191 and will be flown on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays and they will depart Entebbe at 03:30 and arrive in Johannesburg at 07:00.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, travelers must consult the latest information from the appropriate authorities in the countries they seek to visit, regarding travel and bio-safety requirements.
Airlink’s E-Jets are fitted with high efficiency particulate air filters, which effectively filter out of the air 99.97 percent of particulate matter, including Covid-19 molecules.
The airline says it offers great value for money fares including a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance.
Onboard customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, comfort with generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat as their flights do not have middle seats.
Customers also have the freedom to book business class on this route and enjoy Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service available on the state-of-the-art Embraer E-jet.
The cabin offers six business class seats, generous pitch with plenty legroom and wide seats arranged in a two-plus-one abreast configuration.
Onboard business class service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at selected airports.
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