SA Airlink

Airlink Avro RJ85 flies on

Although South Africa’s Airlink officially ended Avro RJ85 operations on November 17, one of its RJ85s has operated several more flights since—pressed back into service to help the airline cope with the increased number of flights she is operating to cover for the strike affecting South African Airways and its subsidiary, SA […]

Airlink Avro RJ85 ZS-SYO at Johannesburg on 23 November

Airlink ends flights from Pretoria

On 8 May, South Africa’s Airlink suspended its service from Pretoria’s Wonderboom National Airport to Cape Town International. The airline had initially used Avro RJ85s on the route, with RJ85 ZS-ASW (msn E2313) flying the inaugural service in August 2015. However, traffic on the route did not develop as the airline had hoped, and smaller Embraer ERJ 135s took over some of […]

Airlink puts Embraer 190 into service

South Africa’s Airlink placed its first Embraer ERJ 190 into service on 3 August, on flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg and Bulawayo. The airline is planning to replace its fleet of 12 Avro RJ85s with Embraer E-Jets over the next three years, and has already acquire three ERJ 170s and two ERJ […]

Atlantic Star bid for St Helena service rejected

Start-up Atlantic Star has indicated that it has been informed by the St Helena government that it will not be invited to participate in the next phase of the Air Access tender process. Atlantic Star had proposed basing an Avro RJ100 on St Helena for a twice weekly service to Ascension Island. The RJ100 […]