Airlink, the privately owned regional airline, reconnected Eswatini and Lesotho with South Africa with its scheduled passenger services on October 12.
This follows the lifting of travel restrictions between the neighbouring countries while they worked to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“Airlink is looking forward to re-establishing the vital connections that sustain the all-important trade, business, tourism and family ties between nations,” said Airlink CEO and MD, Rodger Foster.
“Our daily west-bound early afternoon departure from Sikhuphe in Eswatini, and lunchtime departures returning from Johannesburg, provide travellers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s new direct flights linking Johannesburg with Cape Town and with Durban.”
Foster added that connections were also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations, such as Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein and others. “Over the coming few weeks, Airlink will rebuild its network with the resumption of services to additional destinations throughout the SADC region, all reachable with Airlink connections via its hub at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport,” he said.
Furthermore, Airlink will offer daily morning return flights between Maseru and Johannesburg with connections to Cape Town and Durban and the above-mentioned cities.
Flight schedules (from October 12)
Flight 4Z 053 departs Maseru on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11h00, arriving in Johannesburg at 12h05. Flight 4Z 052 departs Johannesburg at 09h35 arriving in Maseru at 10h35.
Flight 4Z 85 departs Sikhuphe on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 14h10, arriving in Johannesburg at 15h15. Flight 4Z 84 departs Johannesburg at 12h55, arriving in Sikhuphe at 13h45.