Airlink adds new direct Durban-Harare route

Airlink’s Embraer ERJ135 Regional Jet was welcomed with a water salute as it touched down at King Shaka International Airport in Durban on Tuesday.

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This was in celebration of the introduction of direct flights between Harare, Zimbabwe and Durban.

“This new route will significantly improve both leisure and business travel, which – in turn – will greatly assist our tourism sector’s recovery from the devastation of the COVID-19 health emergency and the associated restrictions under which it has had to labour for so long. Importantly, too, the air route opens the door to the prospect of an altogether new era of air-based trade between Durban and its surrounds and Harare,” said KwaZulu-Natal’s MEC: Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Ravi Pillay.

Speaking on behalf of the Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda, Councillor Msizi Mabaso added: “eThekwini is excited to welcome this new route, especially as it is set to open more opportunities for travel within the African continent. Such routes contribute to our goals of facilitating more intra-Africa trade opportunities as it makes it easier to travel for business and pleasure.”