Interlink to operate BAe 146s

South Africa’s Interlink Airlines is to operate two BAe 146-300s from Wonderboom Airport outside Pretoria to Cape Town and Durban. Services will begin on 30 October. There will be two flights daily to both cities on weekdays, one in early morning and one in late afternoon. Close-in Wonderboom offers a convenient alternative to Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport for Pretoria residents, saving well over an hour in driving time – more if traffic is heavy. Wonderboom small size also allows much faster check-in. The airport’s relatively short runway and high temperatures have precluded airline services to date, however. The Tshwane City Council, which owns the airport, is spending R165.5 million (US$22 million) upgrading Wonderboom’s infrastructure in preparation for the new service.

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