airline = Airlink
logo_size = 125px
fleet_size = 22
IATA = 4Z
ICAO = LNK
callsign = LINK
OR Tambo International Airport
website = http://www.flyairlink.co.za/
Airlink is an
airlinebased in South Africa. It is privately owned and has developed into South Africa's first feeder network aimed at linking the smaller towns, regional centers and hubs throughout South Africa. It is no longer part of an alliance with South African Airwaysand South African Express, but still maintains various co-operative agreements.
Airlink was formed in
1995and incorporated a range of other airlines: Midlands Aviation (founded in 1967), Lowveld Aviation Services, Magnum Airways, Border Air, Citi Air and Link Airways. It has a 49% share in Zimbabwe Airlinkand a 40% share in Airlink Swaziland. In 1997Airlink joined South African Airways and South African Express Airways in a strategic alliance, and was rebranded as South African Airlink, but this partnership was discontinued in early 2006.
Airlink operates the following services (at
Johannesburgto Beira, Bulawayo, George, Mafikeng, Mala Mala, Manzini, Margate, Maseru, Mthatha, Ndola, Nelspruit, Phalaborwa, Pietermaritzburg, Polokwaneand Upington
Durbanto Bloemfontein, East London, George, Maputoand Nelspruit.
Cape Townto George, Kimberley, Lanseria, Nelspruit, Sun City and Upington
Port Elizabethto Bloemfonteinand East London.
The Airlink fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of
24 September 2008) [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=LNK&al_op=1] :
Avro RJ85(which is leased from Safair)
BAe 146-200[ [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/04/05/213101/picture-sa-airlink-bae-146-ready-for-delivery.html Picture: SA Airlink BAe 146 ready for delivery-05/04/2007-London-Flightglobal.com ] ]
*5 Embraer ERJ 135LR
BAe Jetstream 41
On order: 2 Embraer 170-100LR
24 September 2008, the average age of the Airlink fleet is 14.3 years ( [http://www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/South%20African%20Airlink.htm] ).
* [http://www.flyairlink.co.za/ Airlink]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=LNK&al_op=1 Airlink Fleet]
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