Airlink will soon launch a daily direct flight route between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, effectively reconnecting the two hubs.
Airlink links two destinations
Airlink will be launching daily direct return flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg from 15 August next month, in a bid to reconnect the region’s main economic hub with Zimbabwe’s iconic tourism destination, reports Tourism Update.
The new schedule will use a 98-seat Embraer E-190 jet and will connect with Airlink’s other services to and from its Johannesburg main hub as well as to long-haul flights provided by Airlink’s growing number of global partner airlines.
Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster said that the airline is looking forward to re-establishing the connection between the famous attraction and Johannesburg.
Airlink also provides direct flights connecting Harare with Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, and between Bulawayo and Johannesburg. With the recent introduction of long-haul flights from Europe directly to Victoria Falls, the carriers’s services also allow customers arriving on those flights to conveniently include South African destinations in their travel plans, Foster added.
This connection will be Airlink’s second service to Victoria Falls, with the other being a Cape Town-Vic Falls route.
Flight route details
The new route will take off on 15 August 2022, with the daily flight 4Z 494 departing Johannesburg at 11:30. It will then arrive in Victoria Falls at 13:15.
Return flight 4Z 495 from Victoria Falls will depart at 13:55 and arrive in Johannesburg at 15:35.