Airlink, which is the regional-airline subsidiary of South African Airways, operates the twice-weekly round-trips between Johannesburg and Pemba with 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135LR regional jets.

South African Airlink has begun operating a second weekly non-stop service between Johannesburg and Pemba in Mozambique.

Airlink, which is the regional-airline subsidiary of South African Airways, operates the twice-weekly round-trips between Johannesburg and Pemba with 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135LR regional jets.


Pemba, which is an ancient port of 200,000 residents, forms a natural gateway to the wildlife-rich interior of Mozambique and the beautiful Quirimbas Archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

South African Airways regional-airline subsidiary Airlink operates eight 37-seat Embraer ERJ135LR regional jets, as well as eight 83-seat Avro RJ85s and 13 29-seat BAE Systems Jetstream 4100 turboprops

Airlink operates its round-trips between Johannesburg and Pemba on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The flights leave Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) at 11:10 a.m. and arrive at Pemba’s Porto Amelia Airport (POL) at 2:00 p.m. In the other direction, Airlink’s flights depart from POL at 2:30 p.m. and land at JNB at 5:25 p.m. The flying time is just under three hours.

Pemba is also the gateway to Rani Resorts’ northern properties, which include Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa, Matemo Island and Medjumbe Private Island.

Rani Resorts’ Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa blends African and Arabian influences. The properties of Matemo Island and Medjumbe Private Island are just a quick flight from Pemba.

Reservations can be made through Rani Resorts at Tel +27 (0)11 658 0633 or email enquiries@raniresorts.com or visit www.raniresorts.com for more information.

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