Airlink relaunched its scheduled passenger services between South Africa and Eswatini and also its services to Lesotho on October 12. This follows the lifting of travel restrictions between the neighbouring countries due to  COVID-19.

“Airlink is looking forward to re-establishing the vital connections that sustain the all-important trade, business, tourism and family ties between nations,” said Airlink ceo and md, Rodger Foster.

“Our daily west-bound early afternoon departure from Sikhuphe in Eswatini, and lunchtime departures returning from Johannesburg, provide travellers with seamless connectivity with Airlink’s new direct flights linking Johannesburg with Cape Town and with Durban.”

Rodger added that connections were also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations, such as Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein and others. “Over the coming few weeks, Airlink will rebuild its network with the resumption of services to additional destinations throughout the SADC region, all reachable with Airlink connections via its hub at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport,” he said.

Furthermore, Airlink will offer daily morning return flights between Johannesburg and Maseru with connections to  Cape Town and Durban and the above-mentioned cities.

Flight schedules (from October 12)


Flight 4Z 052 departs Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 09h35, arriving in Maseru at 10h35. Return flight 4Z 053 departs Maseru at 11h00, arriving in Johannesburg at 12h05.


Flight 4Z 84 departs Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 12h55, arriving in Sikhuphe at 13h45. Flight 4Z 85 departs Sikhuphe at 14h10, arriving in Johannesburg at 15h15.