Southern African regional carrier, Airlink, is set to launch a new, direct, three-times weekly service between Johannesburg and Luanda from October 21.

Tickets are already on sale.

“The South Africa-Angola corridor has been under-served, given its crucial commercial and economic importance.  By establishing this service, Airlink is providing customers with more affordable competitive choices on the route.  This will benefit businesses and stimulate commercial activity between the two cities and countries. In doing so, we will be able to promote travel, air cargo and tourism, all of which are vital to re-energise economies as we emerge from the pandemic crisis,” said Airlink CEO and MD, Rodger Foster.

The flights will be operated with a modern 98-seat Embraer E-190 jetliner.

Fares include a free 20kg economy-class checked-in luggage allowance, plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. On board, customers get a complimentary light meal, refreshments, comfort with generous leg-room and a choice of aisle or window seat (these flights do not have middle seats).

The cabin offers six business-class seats, with generous pitch and plenty of leg-room. The wide seats are arranged in a two-plus-one abreast configuration.   Business-class service on the flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg checked-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access (at certain airports).

Flight schedule

Inaugural flight

  • 4Z 042 departs Johannesburg at 09h40 and arrives in Luanda at 12h25 on October 21.
  • 4Z 193 departs Luanda at 16h35 and arrives in Johannesburg at 21h10 on October 21.

Thereafter,  from October 24

  • 4Z 044 departs Johannesburg at 09h40 and arrives in Luanda at 12h25 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • 4Z 045 departs Luanda at 13h25 and arrives in Johannesburg at 18h00 on the same days.

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