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Book your flight with SA Airlink using our convenient booking engine and enjoy the benefits of SAA’s Voyager program by earning miles while you fly.  Airlines SA will compare prices between various airlines, both locally and internationally, and will offer you a variety of options, with the cheapest option first!  The choice is yours.  Who needs a travel agent?

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About the airline

SA Airlink logoThe SA Airlink airline has been in business for over 21 years and is privately owned.  They are a strategic partner with South African Airways and is also affiliated with the Star Alliance network.  For passengers this means convenient connections with SAA and Star Alliance partner airlines throughout South Africa and the world.  The company was formed in 1995 and its headquarters is currently based in Johannesburg, Gauteng.  Due to safety issues, the whole fleet of 13 aircraft was forced to be grounded in 2009.  The safety concerns were however resolved and tthe airline could take to the skies again shortly thereafter.

Airlink Cargo is another subsidiary of SA Airlink and offers various cargo-handling services in the African market including ground-handling as well as air freight services.

SA Airlink Destinations

Predominantly a short distance local carrier, Airlink travels to 36 destinations in 9 African countries.  Local destinations include all the major city centres as well as Phalaborwa, Nelspruit, Kimberley, Skukuza, Upington and Pietermaritzburg.  Lesotho, Mozambique, Zambia, Swaziland, Namibia and Botswana counts among the airlines African destinations.  Make your own booking today using the Airlines SA booking engine above.  The Airlines SA website is completely safe and secure with no hidden costs to be afraid of.

The Fleet

Airlink’s aeroplane fleet currently consists of 43 smaller aircraft.  This includes 12 Avro RJ85’s, 17 Embraer ERJ-135’s, 2 Embraer ERJ-145’s, 8 BAe Jetstream 41’s and 4 Cesna Grand Caravan’s.  They’ve only encountered 2 major incidents in their 21 years of flying, both in 2009.  In September 2009, a BAe Jetstream crashed shortly after takeoff from Durban International Airport.  This accident resulted in four injuries and one fatality.  The fatality followed complications from injuries sustained.  That following December, one of their aircraft overshot the runway in a rainy George causing it to land up in a public road with the aircraft damaged beyond repair.  Luckily, this accident didn’t result in any injuries.

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Baggage Allowance

Standard baggage allowance for SA Airlink is 2 pieces plus 1 laptop bag for business class passengers and 1 piece plus laptop bag for economy class travelers.  Hand luggage must be stow-able in the overhead locker or underneath your seat.  The free baggage allowance includes most sporting equipment.  If however this is in addition to the normal allowance, there will be a seperate charge. Please refer to the website for the specifications and rules around sporting equipment.

SA Airlink loyalty programme

By flying SA Airlink, passengers get the benefits of the South African Airways frequent flyer program called Voyager. This loyalty program was designed to reward frequent flyers with miles every time they choose SAA, Airlink, Swaziland Airlink or SA Express. The program offered a tiered approach, the more you fly, the greater your rewards.

Contact SA Airlink

Head Office Tel: +27 11 451 7300 | 0105903170

Reservations Help Desk: +27 11 451 7350

Email: info@flyairlink.com

Customer Care Email: customercare@flyairlink.com

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4:30pm