South Africa regional airline, Airlink, has received a permit from the Angolan Government to carry passengers and cargo flights between Luanda and Johannesburg from Sunday Dec 5.
Airlink is the first South African carrier to get this permission. Even as some international travel remains heavily restricted following Angola’s decision to close its borders to South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
Airlink has applied to operate a number of repatriation flights to assist stranded people. Details of additional flights will be announced as and when Angola’s authorities grant permission for them.
In response to the Angola government’s new restrictions, Airlink suspended its Johannesburg-Luanda service on 29th November.
Angolan airline TAAG also carried out repatriation flights from South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia on Tuesday due to the suspension of flights to these destinations because of the new variant of coronavirus.