Airlink to connect Cape Town and Maputo with direct flights

Airlink to connect Cape Town and Maputo with direct flights
A view from the ferry to Katembe of the Maputo CBD 2014

Airlink, Southern Africa’s premier airline, will launch the first direct flights between Cape Town and Maputo from 31 August 2022.

Airlink’s modern and efficient 37-seat Embraer 135 regional jets will be used to pioneer the new service, which will initially operate three times a week.

“Airlink is responding to the call of the travelling market for a direct service between the two coastal cities, which are also growing important centres of economic activity, including trade and tourism. By flying direct, instead of via Johannesburg, we will more than halve the door-to-door travelling time, putting more hours back in our customers’ hands to do business and to enjoy the variety of activities, attractions, food and culture that Maputo offers,” explained Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.

“This new route also supports Airlink’s strategy to grow and develop its network and schedule of flights connecting Cape Town with other key business and tourism destinations throughout Southern Africa,” he added.

Mozambique is an important market for Airlink, which currently provides flights from Johannesburg to Maputo, Beira, Nampula, Pemba, Tete and Vilanculos (which Airlink also serves directly from Mbombela/Nelspruit).

Tickets for flights on this new route have gone on sale. Customers can book, manage and get the latest information about Airlink flights on, Airlink’s smartphone app or through travel agents.

Flight Schedule with effect from 31 August 2022

4Z 489 depart Cape Town 17.10, arrive Maputo 19.40 (Wednesday, Friday & Sunday)

4Z 490 depart Maputo 06.10, arrive Cape Town 09.00 (Monday, Thursday & Saturday)