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Airlink


233 reviews
Headquarters: Greenstone Hill Office Park Emerald Boulevard, Modderfontein 01609 South Africa 011 27 11 978 1111 Website
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
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Really small airplane. Toilet quite terrible. Lucky its a short flight. But... the flight attendants were great.

Domestic Economy Cape Town Central - Skukuza
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Level 3 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
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A great little flight into Skukuza, Kruger National Park from JNB. The scenery is marvellous when over the Kruger coming in to land. I have also flown into Nelspruit (KMIA) with Airlink, and the flight time/service is the same as flying into Skukuza (just watch out for speed traps on the road if hiring a car, keep to the speed...

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Domestic Economy Johannesburg - Skukuza

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Zeeland, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy check-in, comfortable waiting area at HDS, organized loading, enjoyable flight with friendly crew, and quick deplaning at CPT.

Domestic Economy Hoedspruit - Cape Town Central
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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Efficient, pleasant and cheerful crew, snack and drinks served. Flight was almost full but the crew made the flight a pleasure.

Africa Economy Johannesburg - Walvis Bay
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Victorville, California
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip into NYC from Newark was simplified by using Airlink. A bit of a delay leaving the airport but getting back they were right on time with a great driver.

Domestic Business Class Newark - New York City
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Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was no bus to take passengers to the terminal and no wheelchair for me when we ( assistance) and I arrived at terminal. This is not a first time occurrence. Wheelchair assistance always shockingly bad on Jhb side for the Mthatha flight.

Domestic Economy Mthatha - Johannesburg
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew to Nosy Be with SA Airlink flight SA 8246 on the 1 July 2018. It was a relatively small plane from what we were used to. It was an Embraer 170 and took about 60 passengers. The flight was fairly fully booked as there was only 1 flight scheduled per week. We were allowed only 20 kg of...

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Africa Economy Johannesburg - Nosy Be

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Rosemount, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE flew from Kasane in Botswana to Johannesburg on an AIRLINK flight on one of their EMBRAER EJet 190 aircraftAnd have to say it was the best flight we have been on for a long time , their was pleanty of leg room for a tall man. although the flight was only a couple of hours we were served a...

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Africa Economy Kasane - Johannesburg

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Knysna
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always early leaving and arriving, very few passengers, courteous hostess, good quality sandwich, luggage available immediately BUT VERY EXPENSIVE.

Domestic Economy George - Durban
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Cape Town, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attendant was friendly and efficient. My only complaint is that there was no vegetarian food option, and no snacks to offer. Arrived early at destination, Baggage unharmed and ready on the carousel before i was out of passport control.

Africa Economy Windhoek - Cape Town Central
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“Don’t bring too much hand carry.”
Tourist761708, 16 Oct 2018 | Read review
“Namibia side Walvisbay have a priority line for seniors at Immigration Control”
IanL3124, 5 Oct 2018 | Read review
“Assisted passenger have plenty time,connecting flight .Aircraft all good! problem OR Tambo Airport ground staff.”
404gwynethv, 30 Sep 2018 | Read review
“Bring along a book to read as there is no in-flight entertainment.”
Hooda5, 30 Sep 2018 | Read review
“Book AIRLINK SAA for your flights in Africa , gooid leg room on Embraer EJet 190 aircraft”
nevillew270, 19 Sep 2018 | Read review
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About Airlink
Headquartered in Johannesburg, Airlink (4Z) flies to 16 destinations across South Africa, as well as cities in Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia. It also has a strategic alliance with South African Airways (SA) and South African Express Airways (XZ). Airlink's fleet consists of 34 aircraft, including Avro RJ85, Embraer ERJ 135LR, Embraer ERJ 145 and BAe Jetstream 41 planes. Most are configured with a single Economy Class cabin, although some of the Avro RJ85 planes also feature a Business Class cabin. Airlink has a hub at O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB).
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