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Airlink Resumes Flights Between Johannesburg and Nosy Be

As part of drive to restore flights between South Africa and Madagascar to pre-pandemic levels, Airlink will reinstate services between Johannesburg and Nosy Be from 23 June 2023. The flight will operate once a week using an Embraer E-170 aircraft.

This follows Airlink’s resumption of flights to Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo, in January 2023 after the island republic lifted its ban on flights between the two countries which were suspended for nearly three years.

Flight 4Z 246 departs Johannesburg at 09:10, and arrives in Nosy Be at 13:40. Flight 4Z 247 departs Nosy Be at 14:25, and arrives in Johannesburg at 17.10.

In addition to Nosy Be, Airlink currently operates three-weekly flights between Johannesburg and Antananarivo, which will increase to a daily service as demand permits.

Nosy Be is a unique Indian Ocean Island situated off Madagascar’s north-west coast. It is famous for its pristine beaches and unique fauna and flora, including the world-famous lemurs. Prior to the pandemic it had become increasingly popular with South African tourists. 

Nosy Be (which is Malagasy for “Big Island”) is also ideally suited for outdoor adventure and water sport holidays in a non-commercialized environment e.g. world-class scuba-diving, snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and sport fishing. More information on Nosy Be is available here.

South Africa is an important source market for Madagascar’s leisure tourism sector, with Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport ideally located for connecting flights with Airlink and partner airlines, to and from destinations in Southern Africa, Americas, UK, Europe and Asia.

Customers can book and manage Airlink journeys and find information about destinations as well as health and safety onboard Airlink flights on the website, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.

Founded in 1992, Airlink is an independent, privately-owned South African airline. It currently flies to more than 45 destinations in 15 countries throughout Southern Africa, Madagascar, and St Helena Island.

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