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Airlink adds flights to assist SAX passengers


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Airlink is pleased to announce the details of the flights that it has added to its network and schedule. Many SA Express customers have experienced itinerary disruption and Airlink has worked around the clock since 24 May to introduce additional flights to alleviate the inconvenience.

Up to forty six additional flights daily have been introduced on various city pairs:

Johannesburg Bloemfontein up to 8 sectors daily
Johannesburg Kimberley up to 6 sectors daily
Johannesburg Hoedspruit up to 4 sectors daily
Johannesburg Gaborone up to 6 sectors daily
Johannesburg Richards Bay up to 6 sectors daily
Johannesburg Walvis Bay 2 sectors daily
Cape Town Port Elizabeth up to 6 sectors daily
Cape Town Hoedspruit 2 sectors daily
Cape Town East London 2 sectors daily
Durban East London up to 4 sectors daily

Airlink’s first objective in response to SA Express’ request for assistance on 24th May was to fill the gap as far as possible to minimize disruption to customers. The consequence was that airlift capacity was emplaced at times that may not have suited the market.

For the past week Airlink has been studying and understanding demand on all the new routes with the objective of matching supply more closely with demand and ensuring that flight times are better suited to requirement. The result is a schedule that has evolved over the past days and is now more aligned with need.

In a statement Airlink said: “There will be more fine-tuning over the coming days as our knowledge improves, and with every adjustment to the schedule it is possible that some minor inconvenience may follow. Airlink apologizes for any disruption caused and assures our customers of our absolute endeavors to ensuring the best possible service delivery in the circumstances.”

Through our alliance with SAA, travellers can enjoy convenient connections with SAA, their Star Alliance Partner airlines and other carriers throughout Southern Africa and the world.

Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Briedenhann
Jeanette Phillips joined the team in 2016. She developed a passion and love for all things-travel related in her role as travel journalist, a position she held for over seven years. A brief exodus into the corporate marketing sphere proved that there is no better industry than the travel industry. Research and writing are two of Jeanette’s greatest passions, but she is always open to new challenges and different ways of doing things.

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