Airlink will introduce a third flight between Johannesburg and Mthatha on September 5.
The additional flights will operate Monday to Friday, departing from OR Tambo International at 12h00 and arriving in Mthatha at 13h15. The return flight will depart from Mthatha at 13h35 and arrive at OR Tambo International at 14h50.
Afternoon flights have also been added on Saturdays and Sundays, departing from OR Tambo at 14h30 arriving at Mthatha at 15h45. The return flight will depart from Mthatha at 16h30 arriving at OR Tambo at 17h45.
“The new additional flights have been timed to be able to increase flexibility and convenience for our customers and will provide the opportunity for travellers arriving from other points within the global network to connect more easily to our Mthatha flights,” said Karin Murray, Airlink’s sales and marketing manager.
The addition of a 19th aircraft to Airlink’s Embraer ERJ135 37-seat regional jet fleet has made the additional flights possible. The third flight will also allow Airlink to introduce additional capacity on the route and compensate for its having to reduce capacity on the route from an 85-seat Avro RJ85 to a 37-seat Embraer ERJ135, as a result of operational constraints at the airfield.
Through Airlink’s alliance with SAA, travellers can enjoy convenient connections with SAA, its Star Alliance partner airlines and other carriers throughout Southern Africa and the world.