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Airlink enhances Kruger and Livingstone route

February 2013

Airlink will from 22 March 2013 enhance its Kruger and Livingstone service with the application of one of its 12 Embraer ERJ 135 jets, thereby offering an all jet direct service connecting two of Africa’s most sought after destinations.

The all jet service will shorten the flying time between Kruger and Livingstone providing travellers with an earlier arrival in Kruger, to enjoy a late afternoon game drive and dinner in the bush.

Airlink connects Kruger Livingstone Monday to Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays. The flight will depart Nelspruit KMIA at 11h35 and will arrive in Livingstone at 13h10 and depart again from Livingstone at 13h45 arriving in Nelspruit KMIA at 15h25

Travellers using Airlink’s direct Kruger Livingstone service are able to enjoy an early morning game drive and breakfast at their bush lodge before traveling to Livingstone and enjoying, on the same day, an evening sunset cruise on the Zambesi. Return travellers from Livingstone to Kruger are able to enjoy a walk to the falls in the morning, breakfast and midmorning activities before traveling to Kruger to enjoy their first night in the bush

Airlink’s route network services 32 destinations of which 16 are over-border, operates up to 3,000 flights per month, carrying just over 1 million passengers per annum through its network. As a franchisee of South African Airways, Airlink is able to interface seamlessly with SAA and its global Star Alliance partners’ networks.

I addition, Airlink’s new services from Johannesburg to Kasane (commencing 22 March 2013) as well as its well established Johannesburg Maun route will allow Tour Operators to promote a combination of fly in packages linking Botswana, Zambia and Kruger.

Airlink looks forward with enthusiasm to playing a role in the further growth of this market to the benefit of all tourism product stakeholders.

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