28 Jun 2023

Airlink to increase Johannesburg - Vilanculos flights to meet rising demand.


Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, will increase return flights between Johannesburg and Vilanculos, Mozambique, to 11 a week from 08 January 2024.

Airlink currently operates a daily service on the route. The decision to add another flight every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday is in response to increased demand for direct services to the popular Indian Ocean coastal resort. Airlink flies its comfortable and efficient Embraer E-Jets and Regional Jets on the route.

The schedule change will however see the cancellation of direct flights between Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit) and Vilanculos after 05 January 2024.

“As the premier regional airline, Airlink sets out to provide travellers with the connections they desire. The market for combined bush and beach holidays is highly seasonal and as a result, we are transferring capacity to the Johannesburg-Vilanculos service which has shown significant traffic demand. Customers who would have travelled directly from Mbombela to Vilanculos will still be able to combine their bush safaris and exotic beach experiences, using our convenient connections through our Johannesburg-OR Tambo International hub,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

From 08 January 2024 Airlink will operate this expanded schedule of Johannesburg (JNB)-Vilanculos (VNX) flights:

Flt No. Day of the week From Dep To Arr

4Z 260 1234567 JNB 11:35 VNX 13:05

4Z 261 1234567 VNX 13:45 JNB 15:30

4Z 262 JNB 14:15 VNX 15:45

4Z 263 VNX 16:15 JNB 18:00

Customers wanting to travel on these Airlink routes can book and manage their trips on flyairlink.com, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.


Airlink’s great value fares on this route include a 20kg free luggage allowance plus a free sports equipment allowance up to 15kg. Onboard, our customers are treated to a complimentary light meal, refreshments, generous leg room and a choice of aisle or window seat (our flights do not have middle seats).

About Airlink

Airlink was established in 1992 and is Southern Africa’s premier privately-owned, regional airline. Airlink serves these cities and other destinations throughout Southern Africa as well as Madagascar and St Helena Island. In addition, Airlink offers worldwide connections through its numerous airline partners, which include many of the world’s best-known inter-continental carriers.

Earlier this year Airlink launched its innovative “Skybucks” frequent flyer rewards programme.

Airlink has consistently been South Africa’s most on-time airline over the last two years, with its fleet of more than 60 modern jetliners achieving a 95.87% average on-time performance so far this year*.

Airlink is an International Air Transport Association (IATA) member and accredited under its safety audit programme.

* Measured by the Airports Company South Africa