Airlink opens up beach and bush route for tourists

2013-10-28 11:10
Cape Town - Tourists can now enjoy the option of an early morning game drive in Kruger before jetting off to the beaches around Vilanculos, since Airlink confirmed on its website it will start operating a direct scheduled air service from Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga International airport to Vilanculos, Mozambique from 19 June 2014.

According to a Fin24 report, Federal Air quit flying the Nelspruit-Vilanculos route in December 2012, making this twin pleasure difficult until Airlink partially filled the gap by launching Johannesburg to Vilanculos flights in March 2013.

But one-stops flights from Johannesburg are not ideal for tourists, and Airlink have gone one step further to consider their needs by making the return leg of this new route from Vilanculous to Johannesburg.

Airlink said flights will operate on one of Airlink's 12 Embraer ERJ135 regional jets and the initial schedule would include two flights per week on a Thursday and Sunday.

Kruger to Vilanculos Schedule:
• Departing Nelspruit 11:35 arriving Vilanculos 12:50
• Departing Vilanculos 13:45 arriving Johannesburg 15:3

Johannesburg to Vilanculos Schedule:
• Departing Johannesburg 11:30 arriving Vilanculos 13:10
• Departing Vilanculos 13:45 arriving Johannesburg 15:30

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