Airlink confirmed that it will from 17 September 2018, in response to market demand, introduce further capacity to its Johannesburg Richards Bay services.
Airlink will introduce one of its newly acquired 74 seat Embraer 170 E-Jet on the midday flights, and from 1 October 2018 on the afternoon flights, which will offer customers enhanced jet comfort and an increased seat pitch.
The E-Jet cabin layout features two plus two abreast seating, with large eye-level windows allowing in lots of natural light, and ample overhead bin space to accommodate carry on items. Every seat offers either a window or an aisle option.
The midday flight departs from OR Tambo International Airport at 11.35 arriving in Richards Bay at 12.40, Monday to Friday and Sundays. The return flight departs Richards Bay at 13.10 arriving at Johannesburg at 14h15. The afternoon flight departs Johannesburg at 15.20 arriving at Richards Bay at 16.30. The return flight departs Richards Bay at 17.00 arriving at Johannesburg at 18.05.
The 29 seat Jetstream 41 will continue to operate the early morning flight departing from Johannesburg at 07.00 arriving at Richards Bay at 08.15, Monday to Saturdays. The return flight departs Richards Bay at 08.45 arriving in Johannesburg at 10.10.