Airlink launches its daily Johannesburg- Nairobi flights

Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, has launched its daily Johannesburg-Nairobi flights, becoming the first private sector airline to compete on the route.

Airlink’s entry into the SA-Kenya market now provides greater choices for business and leisure travellers flying between the two major regional markets.  

The new service schedule is designed to offer optimal connectivity through Airlink’s Johannesburg hub, with flights to and from destinations within South Africa, throughout Southern Africa and worldwide through Airlink’s constellation of partner carriers, which includes many of the leading long-haul global carriers.

Airlink will operate its comfortable and efficient 98-seat Embraer E190 jetliners on the new service.  

“We are excited to add Kenya to Airlink’s comprehensive sub-Saharan route network.  It is an important, but under-served, route between two major economic hubs and which, since 2019 until today, offered no competition.  Airlink’s entry on the route should be seen in the context of efforts by South Africa and Kenya to bolster bilateral tourism, trade and economic ties.  

Our competitive and convenient flights will promote tourism in both markets by letting travellers take advantage of the visa-free requirements for Kenyans visiting South Africa and South Africans wanting to visit Kenya,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

Nairobi is Airlink’s latest East African destination, alongside Dar es Salaam and Entebbe.

Flights on the route will operate daily at these times:

4Z 070  departs Johannesburg 09.40, arrives Nairobi 14.45

4Z 071  departs Nairobi 15.45, arrives Johannesburg 19.05

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

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