"Airlink, South Africa's independent regional airline, will launch a new direct service three times a week between Johannesburg and Luanda from 21 October 2021," the company announced in a statement posted in its official website, adding that tickets have already gone on sale.
The debut flight will take place on 21 October, departing at 9:40 am from Johannesburg and arriving in Luanda at 12:25 pm. The return takes place on the same day, at 4:35 pm from Luanda, arriving at 9:10 pm in Johannesburg.
From the 24th of October, flights will take place three times a week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Airlink CEO and Managing Director Rodger Foster said the "South Africa-Angola corridor has been underserved due to its commercial importance and crucial economy."
"By establishing this service, Airlink is offering customers more affordable competitive options on the route. This will benefit companies and stimulate commercial activity between the two cities and countries," he said, quoted in the note.