Airlink, once known as South African Airlink, emanates from Johannesburg, South Africa, founded on 11th June 1992. Significantly renowned for bridging smaller towns and substantial hub airports, Airlink has proliferated its wings, currently enveloping over 60 routes and 45 destinations across Southern Africa. The airline, under the dedicated leadership of CEO Rodger Foster, has not only expanded its geographic reach but also strategically aligned and realigned with various aviation entities to enhance its operational and customer service prowess, becoming Africa’s second-largest carrier by flights in January 2021.


Airlink boasts an extensive destination list, reaching over 49 destinations as of May 2023. These include locations across numerous countries like South Africa, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, and more. The airline has made historical imprints by initiating commercial charter flights to remote areas like Saint Helena, providing crucial connectivity and sparking a once-a-week scheduled service between Johannesburg and Saint Helena.


Airlink’s fleet, as of September 2023, is an amalgamation of various aircraft models, including BAe Jetstream 41, Boeing 737-300, Embraer ERJ-135, ERJ-140, E170, E190, and E195. With a total of 65 in-service aircraft and 1 on order, Airlink ensures diverse and versatile fleet capabilities. Each aircraft type is selectively utilized to optimize the passenger capacity and match the operational demands of different routes, with passenger capacities ranging from 29 to 148.


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