04 Dec 2023

New Airlink Jet Service To Power Richards Bay Route


04 December 2022, Johannesburg – Airlink, Southern Africa’s independent premier airline is boosting its Johannesburg-Richards Bay service with the introduction of jetliner flights on the route.

The enhanced service, which commences today, will see a significant increase in capacity with the introduction of Airlink’s comfortable, quiet and reliable 74-seat Embraer E170 jetliners replacing the 29-seat Jetstream 41 turboprop aircraft.

With the introduction of a jet service, flight time on the route is reduced by up to 30 minutes.

“Richards Bay is crucial to South Africa’s economy and it requires reliable and efficient air services, like Airlink’s, to connect the city’s businesses and those dependant on it with other markets and economic centres. We are also keeping the promise we made to our partners, the City of uMhlathuze and the KwaZulu-Natal government, to deploy larger aircraft on the route once there was sufficient demand,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

From 04 December 2023, flights on the route will operate on this schedule:

Flt No. Day of the week From Depart To Arrive

4Z 881 1.34… JNB 0615 RCB 0715

4Z 882 1.34… RCB 0755 JNB 0910

4Z 883 12345.7 JNB 1100 RCB 1200

4Z 884 12345.7 RCB 1240 JNB 1355

4Z 885 1.345.7 JNB 1550 RCB 1650

4Z 886 1.345.7 RCB 1730 JNB 1845

4Z 889 …..6. JNB 0815 RCB 0915

4Z 890 …..6. RCB 0955 JNB 1110

Travel on Airlink flights can be planned, booked and managed on www.flyairlink.com, on the FlyAirlink smartphone app and through travel agents.

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