Posted on: 22 August 2016 by Mark Howells
Having received its 19th ERJ 135 aircraft, Airlink is able to introduce an additional flight on its Johannesburg–Bulawayo route which will begin on 5 September 2016.
The morning flight on the 37-seat regional jet is targeted at business travellers residing in Johannesburg. It will depart OR Tambo International Airport at 06:25 every day between Monday and Friday to reach Bulawayo at 07:45. The return flight will take off from Bulawayo at 08:05 to arrive back in Johannesburg at 09:30.
“Not only does the new morning flight provide additional flexibility when planning traveller itineraries, it will also provide additional capacity on the route,” explained Karin Murray, Airlink’s sales and marketing manager.
Murray also said Airlink will add capacity on the route over the Christmas season with an extra afternoon flight which will operate between 12 December 2016 and 15 January 2017. The seasonal afternoon service will depart OR Tambo at 15:00 to arrive in Bulawayo at 16:20 before the return leg departs Bulawayo at 16:40 to reach OR Tambo at 18:05.