Airlink launches new route, ups flights

Airlink is expanding its network with the launch of a new route between Pietermaritzburg and Cape Town on February 6.

The airline will offer a daily return service operated by a 37-seat Embraer 135.

Flight SA8721 will depart Pietermaritzburg at 07h00 and arrive in Cape Town at 09h10. Flight SA8724 will depart Cape Town at 17h35 and arrive in Pietermaritzburg at 19h30.

The airline has also announced a number of extra flights that will be added during 2017.

The carrier will introduce a third daily flight from Cape Town to Windhoek from February 6. It has also upped frequencies between Nelspruit and Livingstone to a daily service. The additional flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays from March 26.

Airlink will also offer a daily flight between Johannesburg and Vilanculos from April 13. The additional flights will operate on Thursdays and Sundays. Frequencies from Nelspruit to Vilanculos will increase, up from the current flights, which operate on Thursdays and Sundays. From March 26, there will be an additional flight on Tuesdays and Fridays. On July 4, Mondays and Saturdays will be added to the schedule, and from August 7, there will be a flight on Wednesdays.

From June 6, the Cape Town-Maun service will increase to daily. The additional flights will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.