Sunday, January 27, 2013

► MOZAMBIQUE: SA Airlink to start Johannesburg - Vilanculos from March 2013.

SA AirlinkFollowing the withdrawal of Federal Air (7V) from the route earlier this month, SA Airlink (4X) is to introduce 5x weekly Johannesburg (ORTIA) - Vilanculos, Mozambique flights effective 22 March 2013. The flights will initially operate 3x weekly (Days 135) to be increased to 5x weekly (Days 12357) from July 2013.

Vilanculos Airport (OverlandAfrica)
Vilanculos Airport (OverlandAfrica)
Flights will initially be operated with a Jetstream 41 though Airlink intends replacing the initial Turboprop service with a Regional Jet service using one of its 12 Embraer ERJ135LR aircraft as soon as demand justifies the capacity upgrade.

SA Airlink (XZ): Johannesburg - Vilanculos, Mozambique.
- Effective 22 March 2013
- Effective July 2013, Days 27 come into effect
  • SA/4Z8240 JNB 1030 - 1245 VNX J41 135
  • SA/4Z8241 VNX 1330 - 1545 JNB J41 135
Source [Amadeus]

Vilanculos, the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago consisting of Bazaruto, Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island), Benguerra, Margaruque and Banque, is considered the Mozambican capital of water sports. Its popular beach and island resorts offer a wide range of accommodation, from economy to 5 star barefoot luxury.