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Network Expansion: Airlink Spreads Wings to Kenya

South Africa's Airlink is spreading its wings to Kenya with a new daily service between Johannesburg and Nairobi, effective 24 April 2023. The service will see Airlink become the first private airline to offer flights on the route.

The service will be operated by a 98-seat Embraer E190 aircraft. Flight 4Z070 departs Johannesburg at 09:40 and arrives Nairobi at 14:45. Flight 4Z071 departs Nairobi at 15:45 and arrives Johannesburg at 19:05. All times are local.

Airlink will provide the much-needed competition and additional choices for business and leisure travellers. Kenya becomes the 15th country in Airlink’s comprehensive sub-Saharan route network and its third in East Africa.  

“Airlink’s entry on the route supports last November’s agreement by Kenya and South Africa to eliminate trade barriers and strengthen commerce and economic ties by opening-up business and cooperation between the two major economies in key sectors and markets.  It also follows South Africa’s removal of visa requirements for Kenyans visiting South Africa for up to 90 days (South Africans do not require visas to visit Kenya),” Airlink’s CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

“This is also an important moment for Eastern-Southern Africa connectivity. With Airlink’s network now including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and most of the Southern Africa Development Community nations, we offer travellers the widest set of choices and convenient regional and inter-continental connections on our own aircraft and with our global carrier partners. These enable the businesses and economies Airlink serves to expand their own respective market reach.  Similarly, our competitive services will promote tourism in both markets, generating additional foreign travel spend,” added Mr Foster.  

Customers wanting to travel on these Airlink routes can book and manage their trips on, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.


Airlink’s premium Business Class and great value Economy Class services will be available on the route.

Airlink’s intra-continental Business Class service on the Embraer E-jets features wide seats arranged in a two plus one abreast configuration with plenty of legroom between each row. Service on these flights includes complimentary meals and beverages, a 30kg check-in luggage allowance and priority boarding.

Airlink’s Economy Class fares include a 20kg free economy class checked in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Onboard, customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).


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Comments (25)

21 Eyl 2022

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30 Eyl 2022

Wow! Stunning! Hilton seems to be taking Africa by storm. Just a couple of years back, they opened the first ever in Eswatini.


24 Eki 2022

Wonderful event and topics discussed, hopefully we see the manifestations in our African airline businesses in the nearest future. Kudos to you all.


10 Kas 2022

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18 Kas 2022

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