Airlink’s new route halves Cape Town-Maputo flight time to boost travel

Airlink has launched the first ever scheduled direct air service between Cape Town and Maputo.

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The first flight departed from Cape Town on time at 17.10 and arrived in Maputo, on time, at 19.40 yesterday.  The first return flight is due to depart Maputo at 06.10 tomorrow morning and land in Cape Town at 09.00. 

“With this new Cape Town-Maputo service, Airlink is more than halving the travel time between two of the region’s major cities.  By making it easier and more efficient for people to do business Airlink will help to unlock fresh opportunities to boost trade commerce and tourism between the two markets.  It is also in line with our strategy to increase our choice of connections from Cape Town with key business and tourism destinations throughout Southern African,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster. 

“Cape Town Air Access is excited to welcome Airlink’s inaugural flight between Maputo and Cape Town. This addition increases the carrier’s expansive regional network to a total of six destinations and 51 frequencies a week, making Airlink the carrier with the most cross-border frequencies operated out of Cape Town. Maputo is a major destination for Cape Town with over 21 500 two-way international passengers recorded in 2019. A direct route between the two destinations is a great achievement and we wish Airlink all the success with their new route,” said Wrenelle Stander, CEO of Wesgro.