Southern African regional airline, Airlink will add another new route to its expanding intra-Africa network with the launch of its Johannesburg-Entebbe service.
Flights on the route will operate four times a week from 19 July 2021, connecting with Airlink’s domestic and regional network to and from various Southern African destinations.
The announcement comes only days after Uganda Airlines launched a non-stop service between the two destinations
“Entebbe, which is situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, serves Kampala, which is Uganda’s economic and trading hub, but also an important gateway to the Eastern Africa economic community and the Great Lakes region, which represents a significant market.
Our flights, will enable and strengthen closer relations and activity between the Southern and Eastern Africa blocs and will also make it possible for tourists to explore and experience the diverse and rich array of travel experiences of both regions,” explains Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
“With our modern fleet and strict compliance with bio-safety measures, Airlink is able to provide safe air travel and support the revival of tourism and economic activity, which are vital for creating and sustaining jobs and livelihoods in Uganda and South Africa,” he added.
Flight 4Z 190 departs Johannesburg at 21h15, arriving in Entebbe at 02h30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight 4Z 191 departs Entebbe at 03h30, arriving in Johannesburg at 07.00 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Airlink will also ensure a wider reach in the East African region after it recently signed an interline agreement with Kenya Airways, giving Airlink travellers seamless access to more destinations
Airlink’s great value for money fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, comfort with generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).
Customers also have the freedom to book business class on this route and enjoy Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service available on the state-of-the-art Embraer E-jet, The cabin offers six business class seats, generous pitch with plenty legroom and wide seats arranged in a two-plus-one abreast configuration. Onboard business class service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance, priority boarding and lounge access at selected airports.