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Airlink resumes operations

Airlink CEO Rodger Foster

March 9, 2021 2 min read

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PRIVATELY owned regional airline - Airlink, will resume daily scheduled air services between Johannesburg and Maseru from March 29.

Fight 4Z 052 will depart Johannesburg daily at 9:35am arriving in Maseru at 1035am while Flight 4Z 053 will depart Maseru at 11:00am and arrive in Johannesburg at 12:05pm.

The company further intends to add more flights to the schedule in accordance with demand.

This follows the reopening of Lesotho’s borders and lifting of travel restrictions that curtailed travel between the two neighbouring countries, while they both worked hard to successfully contain the spread of the coronavirus.

“After a disruption of several weeks, Airlink is looking forward to welcoming customers onto its flights that provide vital connections supporting trade, business, tourism and family ties between South Africa and the Mountain Kingdom,” said the company’s Chief Executive Officer Rodger Foster in a statement.

Under the purple colour code in Lesotho, international travel is allowed, including business people and hawkers with permits and people with exceptional needs who shall be approved by the Ministry of Health.

Airlink has welcomed its return to business, noting that the daily return between the two cities provides travelers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s comprehensive network that links South African domestic and Southern African regional destinations.   

Airlink has also demonstrated its great value for money Economic Class fares, which include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance.

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“Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous legroom and a choice of aisle or window seat. Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service is available on selected flights operated by our state-of-the-art Embraer E-jets, with wide seats arranged in a two plus one abreast configuration with plenty of legroom between each raw. Our service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30 kg check-in luggage allowance and priority boarding,” Mr Foster said.

The company has further emphasized its commitment to fighting the pandemic and aligning with all World Health Organisation (WHO) safety protocols.

Airlink aircrafts are equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA), which are effective at blocking 99.9 percent of particulates, including coronavirus molecules.

These HEPA filters continually sterilise the air in the cabins which is renewed entirely every three minutes. 

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