Airlink launches new route connecting Cape Town with Walvis Bay, Namibia

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An Airlink small airliner in a hangar
An Airlink airliner in a hangar. PHOTO/COURTESY: atta.travel

South Africa-based regional airline Airlink has announced plans to launch a convenient new direct service between Cape Town and Namibia’s Walvis Bay, commencing on March 2, 2021.

The new route is Airlink’s fourth between South Africa and Namibia, with other services linking Cape Town and Windhoek in addition to flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

“This new service is ideal for business and leisure travelers with the port city of Walvis Bay being an important economic hub and gateway to some of Namibia’s prized tourist destinations. Walvis Bay, Langstrand, and Swakopmund are also home to a significant community of people who commute between Namibia and South Africa,” explained Airlink CEO, Rodger Foster.

The route will also enable seamless multi-city travel itineraries for international and local tourists visiting popular destinations in Namibia and South Africa. Airlink will operate the weekday flights between Cape Town and Walvis Bay on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

Airlink’s great value for money Economy Class fares includes a 20kg free economy class checked-in luggage allowance plus a 15kg sporting equipment allowance. Customers are also treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous legroom, and a choice of aisle or window seat.

In October 2020, Qatar Airways signed an interline agreement with Airlink to further expand its presence in the Southern Africa region. The agreement with Airlink has provided passengers seamless connectivity via Cape Town, and Johannesburg to more than 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa including; Gaborone, Maun, Tete, Port Elizabeth, Lusaka, Harare, and Victoria Falls.

“We are proud and excited about our new interline commercial agreement with Qatar Airways. We are confident that the relationship will deliver enhanced travel options to customers given the designed interconnectivity that will be enabled,” Mr. Foster added.

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