Airlink is now focusing on the pent up demand for vacations to lure vacationers, by expanding its leisure travel network from Nelspruit’s Kruger Mpumulanga International Airport to Vilanculos in Mozambique from 02 July 2021.
The re-established service will operate on Mondays and Fridays and provides travellers with an option to combine a safari with a beach holiday.
“Airlink customers using this service will be able to enjoy their early morning game drives and breakfast at their safari lodge before departing on Airlink’s Lodge Link service connecting Phinda, Londolozi and Arathusa to Nelspruit KMIA. There they will board our scheduled flight to Vilanculos, which lands in time for lunch and cocktails on the beach,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
Vilanculos is a popular beach holiday destination and gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago. It is renowned for its spectacular beaches, marine life, restaurants, a variety of accommodation options as well as markets for fresh produce, arts and crafts.
Outbound flight 4Z 258 departs Nelspruit KMIA at 11.50 andwill arrive at Vilanculos at 13.00.
Airlink’s Lodge Link operates between Nelspruit KMIA and airstrips serving Phinda, Londolozi, Ulusaba and Arathusagame lodges.
Arriving travellers are now required to provide a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test certificate, issued by an accredited laboratory in line with World Health Organisation standards, no more than 72 hours before the date of travel.
Airlink’s aircraft are also equipped with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters, that effectively block 99.97% of particulates, including Coronavirus molecules. These HEPA filters continually sterilize the air in the cabins, which is renewed entirely every three minutes.
Flights serving Madagascar and St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
By Victor Shalton Odhiambo