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Airlink inaugural flight from Kruger puts on spectacular show

Airlink puts on spectacular show for inaugural flight landing in Victoria Falls

29 November, 2023
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Yesterday members of the Victoria Falls community, and visitors arriving into the destination, were privy to a spectacular show at Victoria Falls Airport as two Airlink aircraft landed simultaneously one after the other providing an exceptional photographic moment in celebration of the airlines growth and continued support to work with Zimbabwe to open up Air Access to the country.

As the Kruger Mpumalanga flight landed and was being given the traditional water canon salut, Airlinks Cape Town flight touched down on the tarmac behind it.

Launching the new route joining the iconic safari destinations of Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls, Airlink will operate the Mbombela-Victoria Falls service three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

"The new service to Victoria Falls expands our direct connections between Southern Africa's prime tourist attractions, i.e. the Kruger National Park and surrounds, Victoria Falls as well as Cape Town and the Garden Route," said Airlink CEO and managing director Rodger Foster. "The new route provides travelers with a greater choice of itineraries using direct Airlink flights and without having to connect via Johannesburg."

Victoria Falls based tour operator Yvonne Jandles from Routes through Africa said that the airport continues to live up to its expectations as a game-changer following its commissioning in 2016 after a USD 150 million upgrade, evidenced by the continued arrival of new airlines and routings into the destination. "Access to destinations remains a key and critical factor in the growth of our industry as this will drive much needed traffic into the destination. This flight will provide yet another vital link between the two prime destinations promoting regional tourism and ease of access to both Kruger and Victoria Falls" she said. 

The launch of the new routing by Airlink is yet another success of the air service development strategy by Airports Company of Zimbabwe (Private) Limited to increase capacity as part of the countries Open Skies Policy and to support the growing tourism sector within Zimbabwe. 





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