September 04, 2021: Airlink Cargo and Astral Aviation have signed a broad interline agreement connecting the networks of the two companies. This new commercial partnership is bound to boost airfreight cargo logistics in Africa, providing more options and access to the Sub-Saharan market through the two airlines’ hubs in Johannesburg and Nairobi.

Last month, Astral Aviation and Silk Way West Airlines signed an interline agreement to provide cross-selling benefits for both sides by using the wide network of flights to and from Africa. In line with the agreement, Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), Dubai will function as the key transit point.

The agreement is effective from August 1 and Airlink Cargo is widening its network with Astral Aviation to include Dubai.

According to Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO of Astral Aviation, "The interline agreement will offer new opportunities and connectivity into Airlink’s network, which comprises various points in South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Lesotho, Madagascar and Namibia."

Furthermore, Astral Aviation will also have access to many services operated by Airlink Cargo beyond Johannesburg to: Beira, Tete, Pemba and Maputo (Mozambique); Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban (South Africa); Lubumbashi (Congo DRC); Gaborone (Botswana); Victoria Falls and Harare (Zimbabwe); Ndola and Livingstone (Zambia); Maseru (Lesotho); Antananarivo and Nosy Be (Madagascar); Walvis Bay and Windhoek (Namibia).

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