Airlink has also announced that all flights between Johannesburg and Mthatha in the Eastern Cape are suspended forthwith as there are no Emergency services available at the Mthatha Airport, as notified by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).
With immediate effect, Airlink will close all flights for sale until the SACAA is satisfied that Mthatha Airport has addressed its shortcomings and the airport is open again for scheduled services. The suspension is directly attributable to the airport and therefore no flights can operate.
“We sincerely regret the inconvenience that the airport closure will cause to our customers travel itineraries but it is in the interest of the safety and well-being of our customers, crews and aircraft, which is our top priority,” explained Airlink CEO & Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
Customers should contact their booking agent, SAA Reservations or Airlink Reservations on 011 451 7350 for refunds or any assistance with their confirmed reservations, as well as for updated information on flights to and from Mthatha.