Airlink adjusts flight schedule to comply with SA’s new curfew

A file image of an Airlink flight.
A file image of an Airlink flight.

Airlink, a South African-based domestic and regional airline, has adjusted its schedule of early morning and evening departures so that customers can comply with the country’s new curfew with minimal disruption to their travel plans.

The changes will affect Airlink flights that were originally due to depart prior to 8 am and arrive after 8 pm. 

These will be rescheduled to depart as soon after 8am as possible, and where applicable to arrive before 8 pm. 

In some instances, flights might be consolidated.  These schedule adjustments will provide customers departing on morning flights with sufficient time to commute to airports and complete the necessary health, security and immigration checks without breaking the curfew.   It will also enable passengers landing on evening flights to complete the arrival procedures and commute to their homes or accommodation by the 9 pm curfew.

“The well-being and safety of our customers, crew and staff is our priority.  At the same time we want to provide continuity so that our customers reach their intended destinations and that markets across Southern Africa remain connected with positive economic consequences,” said Airlink Managing Director and Chief Executive, Rodger Foster.

The adjusted schedule will apply at least until January 15, 2021, when the South African Government is due to review the efficacy of its adjusted Level 3 lockdown restrictions in slowing the rate of Covid-19 infections in hotspot areas.

Airlink will communicate schedule changes with holders of tickets for any affected flights.  Customers should can also consult the flight schedule on the airline’s website   

“We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused by these temporary, but necessary, adjustments,” said Foster.


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