HARARE – South Africa’s Airlink is set to launch direct daily return flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls from August 15, 2022, the carrier announced on Monday.
The private regional airline’s flights will be operated using a modern 98-seat Embraer E-190 airliner which is due to leave Johannesburg at 11.30am and land in Victoria Falls at 1.15pm daily.
The airliner will also leave Victoria Falls at 1.55pm and return to Johannesburg at 3.35pm.
Direct flights will operate with free onboard catering and all-inclusive baggage allowances.
Airlink CEO and Managing Director Rodger Foster is quoted on the airliner’s website as saying Victoria Falls is a jewel in the region’s tourist crown, adding that the airline is delighted to restore connectivity between the world famous natural attraction and Johannesburg.
“This brand new Airlink route will be our second to Victoria Falls, which we already serve from Cape Town,” Foster said.
“In addition, we offer direct flights from Harare to 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 make it easy for customers arriving on these flights to include South African destinations in their travel plans,” said Foster.
Johannesburg, the economic hub of Southern Africa, is a transit point for many international and regional airlines, while the iconic Victoria Falls are arguably the region’s top tourist destination.
Airlink is a regional airline serving a comprehensive network of over 45 destinations across Southern Africa offering our customers more freedom, more choice and more travel opportunities with more connectivity than any other airline in Africa southern.
It is the second carrier in Africa in number of flights and the third in number of seats.