South African budget airline Airlink has announced the launch of its flights between Kenya and South Africa, providing more competition on this popular route, as reported by AllAfrica.
For nearly three decades, Airlink has been providing reliable air travel, and now the airline will extend its reach from Nairobi to Johannesburg and vice versa, challenging other prominent carriers including Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.
In response to the intense competition in the aviation sector, Airlink has committed to offering competitive and affordable pricing for its passengers. Koos Mhlongo, Airlink’s Sales Manager for Africa, acknowledged the strategic importance of Kenya not only as a popular travel destination, but also as a potential hub for both leisure and corporate markets.
“The Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is used as a transit route for several connectivity routes around the world, which makes our choice of Kenya very critical,” Mhlongo explained.
Currently, Airlink operates in 47 destinations across 14 African countries, serving nearly 4 million customers annually through its 755,000 scheduled flights. With an impressive 220 flight movements every single day and a fleet of 62 aircraft capable of accommodating anywhere from 29 to 107 passengers, the airline has established itself as a significant player in the regional aviation sector.
Mhlongo further highlighted Airlink’s customer-centric approach, stating, “We are sensitive to all cost elements. Our two-seat configuration gives the best comfort experience.”