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Encyclopedia > Airlink

Airlink is an airline based in South Africa. It is privately owned and has developed into South Africa's first feeder network aimed at linking the smaller towns, regional centers and hubs throughout South Africa. It is no longer part of an alliance with South African Airways and South African Express, but still maintains various co-operative agreements. A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... South African Airways (SAA), known simply as South African on their aircraft colour scheme, is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company. ... South African Express Airways is an airline based in South Africa. ...

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Code Data

  • IATA Code: 4Z
  • ICAO Code: LNK
  • Callsign: Link

IATA logo The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ...

History

Airlink was formed in 1995 and incorporated a range of other airlines: Midlands Aviation (founded in 1967), Lowveld Aviation Services, Magnum Airways, Border Air, Citi Air and Link Airways. It has a 49% share in Zimbabwe Airlink and a 40% share in Airlink Swaziland. In 1997 Airlink joined South African Airways and South African Express Airways in a strategic alliance, and was rebranded as South African Airlink, but this partnership was discontinued in early 2006. 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zimbabwe Airlink is an airline based in Zimbabwe. ... Airlink Swaziland is the national carrier airline of Swaziland. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Services

Airlink operates the following services (at March 2005):

  • Johannesburg to Beira, Bulawayo, George, Mafikeng, Mala Mala, Manzini, Margate, Maseru, Ndola. Nelspruit, Phalaborwa, Pietersburg, Pietermaritzburg, Umtata and Upington
  • Durban to Bloemfontein, East London, George, Maputo and Nelspruit
  • Cape Town to George, Kimberley, Lanseria, Nelspruit, Sun City and Upington
  • Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein and East London

Fleet

The Airlink fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2005):

Eastern Airways BAe Jetstream 41 The Jetstream 41 is a turboprop-powered feederliner and regional airliner, originally designed by British Aerospace as a stretched version of the popular Handley Page Jetstream. ... The Embraer ERJ 135 is a twin-engine commuter airliner produced by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. ...

External links

  • Airlink
  • Airlink Jet Fleet Detail


Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: // Piston engines Allison V-1710 Alvis Alcides Alvis Leonides Alvis Maenoides Alvis Pelides Armstrong Siddeley Leopard Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar Armstrong Siddeley Panther Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus Beardmore Bentley BR1 Rotary BMW 132 BMW 139 BMW 801 Bramo 323... This is a list of aircraft engine manufacturers both past and present. ...


Airports | Airlines | Air forces | Aircraft weapons | Missiles | Timeline of aviation This is a list of airlines in operation (by continents and country). ... This is a list of Air Forces, sorted alphabetically by country. ... This is a list of aircraft weapons, past and present. ... Below is a list of (links to pages on) missiles, sorted alphabetically by name. ... This is a timeline of aviation history. ...


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