Airlink increases Kruger-Livingstone flights
by SA Toursim update
(24 Wed, Aug 2011)
AIRLINK will be increasing the frequency of flights operating between Nelspruit Kruger and Livingstone.
Initially launched in August 2009 with three flights per week, the route has started to mature and gain traction in the international market, with tour operators and their clients experiencing the benefits of a direct same day connection between these two premier leisure travel destinations.
Airlink in conjunction with the trade will now increase the number of departure days in order to increase travel flexibility and choice for this service.
As the service is subject to very long booking lead times of six months and more, the new flights are being introduced now for 2012 so that operators may include these new options in their brochures soon to be offered at World Travel Market in London and the other premier trade shows. The one additional flight, operating on Saturdays, will commence March 10, 2012 with Tuesday flights being added from August 7, 2012. The schedule will then operate Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The flights depart Nelspruit Kruger at 11h55, arriving Livingstone at 13h50 and departing Livingstone at 14h20 arriving Nelspruit Kruger at 16h45
The direct flights between Kruger and Livingstone allow travellers to enjoy a game drive and breakfast at their bush lodge in Kruger before travelling to Livingstone to enjoy, on the same day, an evening sunset cruise on the Zambezi. Returning travellers, from Livingstone to Kruger, can enjoy a walk to the Victoria Falls in the morning followed by breakfast and midmorning activities, before travelling to Kruger to enjoy dinner and their first night in the bush.
Tour operators have enthusiastically supported Airlink’s unique combination of flights which allow them to market combination fly-in packages which include Cape Town, JHB or Durban, to Kruger and then onwards to Livingstone ensuring travellers are able to experience the best that South Africa has to offer with minimal time spent transiting and unnecessary overnight stays thereby maximising their leisure experience.
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