Regional South African airline, Airlink (4Z) has announced plans to resume cross border flights upon the easing of travel restrictions in the region.
Both Zimbabwe and South Africa will reopen their borders for international travel from 01 October 2020 joining Mozambique and Zambia.
Airlink said in a statement: “Following the most welcome announcement of the lifting of travel restrictions for over border travel, Airlink looks forward to playing a key role in enabling our customers to travel beyond South Africa to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique, with more destinations to be announced soon. Airlink’s re-introduced regional flight schedule will be phased in commencing from 5 October 2020.”
Effective 5 October the airline will resume the Johannesburg – Harare flights under a new schedule. This service will now be offered as a mid-morning service departing Johannesburg at 10:30am arriving in Harare at 12:10pm. The return flight which arrives in Johannesburg at 14:35pm will allow passenger to connect to other local routes such as Cape Town and Durban.
Airlink will add Maputo onto its network from 12 October. The twice weekly flight will operate on Wednesdays and Fridays as an afternoon service. Other previously served regional destination will be added in a phased manner in the coming weeks.
“We also look forward to making further announcements soon regarding services between Johannesburg – Windhoek, Johannesburg – Entebbe, Johannesburg – Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg – Luanda, Johannesburg – Lubumbashi, Cape Town – Victoria Falls, Cape Town – Maun, Johannesburg – Gaborone, Johannesburg – Maun, Johannesburg – Kasane, Johannesburg – Antananarivo, Johannesburg – Nosy Be, Johannesburg – Vilanculos, Johannesburg – Maseru, Johannesburg – Manzini, and Johannesburg – Livingstone,” the airline added.
All regional flights will be performed under new health requirements that are specific to the country of origin and destination country. All passengers are required to present a negative test PCR result among other requirements.
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