Rising Demand: Airlink Increases Johannesburg-Vilanculos Flights
South Africa's premier airline, Airlink, will increase the frequency of its flights between Johannesburg and Vilanculos, Mozambique, to 11 a week from 8 January 2024. Airlink currently operates a daily service on the route.
The decision to add another flight every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday is in response to increased demand for direct services to the popular Indian Ocean coastal resort. Airlink flies its comfortable and efficient Embraer E-Jets and Regional Jets on the route.
The schedule change will however see the cancellation of direct flights between Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit) and Vilanculos after 5 January 2024.
“As the premier regional airline, Airlink sets out to provide travellers with the connections they desire. The market for combined bush and beach holidays is highly seasonal and as a result, we are transferring capacity to the Johannesburg-Vilanculos service which has shown significant traffic demand.
Customers who would have travelled directly from Mbombela to Vilanculos will still be able to combine their bush safaris and exotic beach experiences, using our convenient connections through our Johannesburg-OR Tambo International hub,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
From 8 January 2024 Airlink will operate this expanded schedule of Johannesburg (JNB)-Vilanculos (VNX) flights:
Customers wanting to travel on these routes can book and manage their trips on flyairlink.com, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.