Airlink launches third Botswana route

2013-11-08 12:43

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Johannesburg - Airlink will be adding a third route into Botswana, with flights from Johannesburg to Gaborone launching on 20 January 2014.

The double daily flights between Johannesburg and Gaborone are in addition to its daily flights to Maun and Kasane.

Airlink will commence operating double-daily flights between Johannesburg and Gaborone from 20 January 2014, in addtion to its Kasane and Maun which operate daily.

The airline said the Gaborone service was targeting an important commercial centre within the Southern African region, which sees a growing number of corporate travelers looking to visit Botswana on a same day return basis.

It's new morning flight’s, which operate weekdays Monday to Friday, will depart Johannesburg at 07h20 and arrive in Gaborone at 08h15.  The return morning flight departs Gaborone at 08h55 arriving in Johannesburg at 09h50 . 

Airlink’s afternoon flights depart Johannesburg at 17h30 arriving in Gaborone at 18h25, with the return flight departing Gaborone at 19h05 arriving in Johannesburg at 20h00.

Flights will operate using one of Airlink’s fleet of 10 Avro RJ85 83 seat regional jets.

"For too long the Johannesburg to Gaborone route has featured amongst the most expensive regional routes in Southern Africa and Airlink looks forward to being able to offer more attractive fares and a further choice of carrier to businessman traveling to Botswana," said Airlink spokesperson Karin Murray.

Passengers can expect the benefits associated with Voyager miles when using Airlink on this route.  Other airlines operating Johannesburg to Gaborone flights include SA Express and Air Botswana.

Recent additions to the Airlink flight offering includes a direct scheduled air service from Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International airport to Vilanculos, Mozambique effective from June 2014.
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