Airlink flights & airline information

Flying with Airlink

Airlink is a South African airline based in Johannesburg. In all, Airlink flies to 36 destinations in 10 countries. Almost half of these destination airports are in South Africa, but there are significant forays into Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia as well.

Airlink has a strategic alliance with South African Airways and South African Express. These airlines work together to give passengers an easy and efficient way to travel around the country.

Why fly with Airlink?

Airlink is the only commercial airline to fly to St Helena, a tropical island in the middle of the South Atlantic. Flights depart weekly (on Saturdays) from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport and have a layover in Windhoek, Namibia, on the way to Saint Helena's Georgetown.

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Please note: all information is correct as of February, 2018.

Why Fly with Airlink?

Airlink's online check-in service and booking management tools are found on the South African Airways website. Online check-in opens 24 hours before your scheduled departure time and closes 40 minutes before take-off. You need your booking reference or e-ticket number to proceed with this option.

Airport check-in is available and kiosks are present in 5 of Airlink's South African airports – Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

For most Airlink flights, economy passengers are allowed up to 20kg of luggage, while business class passengers get 30kg. Infants are granted 10kg, as well as a pram and an infant's car seat.

Economy passengers are also allowed 1 item of hand luggage, plus 1 small item (such as a laptop bag). Business class passengers are granted 1 additional item of cabin luggage. No item taken on board the plane can be more than 56x34x23cm or weigh more than 8kg.

Seats can be selected at the time of booking with Airlink or through the 'manage my booking' feature on the South African Airways website.

Whether you can do this for free depends on the fare type you select. If you have to pay, for domestic journeys the charge will be 50 rand for a normal seat, 70 rand for extra leg room or 130 rand for an emergency row seat. Prices for international flights are higher.

Social check-in is also available. By linking your Facebook profile to your booking, you can see the profiles of other passengers on your plane, allowing you to make an informed decision about who you want to sit next to.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.