The Airlink’s Johannesburg-Gaborone service has on the other hand been inspired by the growing number of corporate travellers looking for same-day return flights. Gaborone is said to be increasingly turning into a vital commercial centre within the Southern African region, primarily as a diamond hub and also the host of SADC headquarters.
Airlink’s new morning flights, which operate weekdays from Monday to Friday, depart from Johannesburg at 7.20am, arriving in Gaborone at 8.15 am. The flight back to Johannesburg departs Gaborone at 8.55 am, arriving at 9.50am. Airlink’s afternoon flights depart Johannesburg at 5.30pm arriving in Gaborone at 6.25pm, with the return flight departing Gaborone at 7.05pm arriving in Johannesburg at 8pm. Flights will operate using one of Airlink’s fleet of 10 Avro RJ85, 83-seat regional jets.
The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) has indicated on its website that year to date in 2013, on average 91.6% of Airlink’s flights have operated on-time.
Courtesy of the Ngami Times