ZAMBIA- Airlink will expand its network beginning May 2021 with the launch of its Johannesburg-Livingstone flights, providing travellers with direct access to one of Southern Africa’s most popular tourist attractions, the Victoria Falls.
The new service, which will start on 26 May 2021, strengthens the vital commercial connection between South Africa and Zambia provided by Airlink by augmenting Airlink’s daily services between its Johannesburg home base and Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, and the copper-belt’s hub, Ndola.
Airlink will also resume its Nelspruit-Livingstone service from 01 May 2021, and this will enable travellers to visit the Victoria Falls as well as the Kruger Park and their surrounds while also connecting on to Airlink’s South African destinations such as Cape Town and Durban.
“There is pent-up demand among local and international travellers to visit our region, which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular sights and destinations. With COVID-19 vaccination programmes ramping up in some of our traditional markets, we are seeing the first signs of light after a devastating 2020. Our Livingstone flights together with our recently-launched mainline South African domestic services, put some of the region’s key tourist destinations within easy and convenient reach,” said Airlink CEO and managing director, Rodger Foster.
“Our Livingstone flights together with our recently-launched mainline South African domestic services, put some of the region’s key tourist destinations within easy and convenient reach”Rodger Foster – CEO, Airlink
“With our modern fleet and strict compliance with bio-safety measures, Airlink is able to support the safe revival of tourism and the increased economic activity it stimulates in Zambia,” he added.
Airlink, South Africa Airways’ privately owned partner, serves as a link between smaller destinations and SAA’s large city hubs.
The airline carries more than a million passengers on 35, 000 flights within South Africa as well as to 35 international destinations in 9 southern African countries.
The airline has grown its service to strategically important regional destinations and offers service to more than 30 destinations throughout southern Africa – Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Madagascar, and Lesotho – with more routes in the pipeline.
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