Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline, will launch a convenient new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay, commencing on 02 March 2021.
The new route is Airlink’s fourth between South Africa and Namibia, with other services linking Cape Town and Windhoek in addition to flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay.
The others routes are Johannesburg – Windhoek, Cape Town – Windhoek and Johannesburg – Walvis Bay.
“This new service is ideal for business and leisure travellers with the port city of Walvis Bay being an important economic hub and gateway to some of Namibia’s prized tourist destinations, including the Namib Dessert, Swakopmund and the Skeleton Coast. Walvis Bay, Langstrand and Swakopmund are also home to a significant community of people who commute between Namibia and South Africa,” explained Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.
The route will also enable seamless multi-city travel itineraries for international and local tourists visiting popular destinations in Namibia and South Africa.
Airlink will operate the following weekday flights between Cape Town and Walvis Bay on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays:
Airlink’s Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance.
“Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats),” the airline said.
Further, Airlink added that “during these stressful times, health and safety – yours and ours – remains our primary concern. Our aircraft are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which are effective at blocking 99.97% of particulates, including Coronavirus molecules. These HEPA filters continually sterilize the air in our cabins, which is renewed entirely every three minutes.”
The airline also urged travellers to update themselves on COVID-19 travel requirements of South Africa and Namibia.
Airlink is a privately-owned regional airline serving a comprehensive network of smaller destinations throughout Southern Africa, now operating independently under its own unique 4Z flight code offering more freedom, more choices and more travel opportunities.
Airlink is Southern Africa’s largest independent airline measured by flight movements. The airline has more than 50 commercial jetliners operating throughout Southern Africa.
“In 2019 we carried 2 million customers on more than 63 000 flights, on 55 routes to 39 destinations in nine African countries and St Helena Island,” Airlink stated, adding that it is “proudly the most punctual South African airline for 2020, measured by the Airports Company of South Africa, with an on-time performance consistently better than 95% and Year to date for January 2021, also measured by the Airports Company of South Africa, at 98.79%.