Lodge Link Network Programme

Connecting the City to the Bush. Experience the heart of the African bush with daily direct flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town to Nelspruit KMIA as well as the iconic Skukuka Airport, gateway to the Timbavati, Sabi Sand, The Kruger National Park, Phinda and the private game lodges.A short apron transfer connects you onward to the doorstep of your Safari destination on Airlink’s lodge link service to the Ngala, Ulusaba, Arathusa, Londolozi and Phinda Airstrips. You also have the freedom to enjoy a short open safari vehicle transfer from the Phinda, Ngala, Ulusaba and Arathusa Airstrips to adjoining private game lodges in the reserve.A short air transfer from the lodge airstrips or Skukuza Airport to Nelspruit KMIA connects you conveniently to Livingstone (Zambia) and Vilanculos (Mozambique), gateway to the Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands.

Code Flight Number Day of Operation Aircraft Type Departing Time Departing Station Arriving Station Arriving Time
Lodge Link
4Z 942 1234567 CNC 09:00 ASS LDZ 09:10
4Z 942 1234567 CNC 09:20 LDZ SZK 09:35
4Z 942 1234567 CNC 09:55 SZK MQP 10:25
4Z 943 1234567 CNC 13:45 MQP LDZ 14:15
4Z 943 1234567 CNC 14:25 LDZ ASS 14:35
4Z 960 1234567 CNC 10:00 PZL MQP 11:15
4Z 961 1234567 CNC 13:25 MQP PZL 14:40
Cape Town - Nelspruit
4Z 663 1234567 ER3 10:10 CPT MPQ 12:35
4Z 664 1234567 ER3 13:15 MPQ CPT 16:00
Johannesburg - Nelspruit
4Z 838 12345.. ERD 06:55 MQP JNB 07:50
4Z 823 12345.. ERD 07:00 JNB MQP 07:50
4Z 824 12345.. ERD 08:20 MQP JNB 09:15
4Z 836 .....6. ERD 08:30 MQP JNB 09:25
4Z 841 1234567 ERD 11:10 JNB MQP 12:00
4Z 842 1234567 ERD 12:30 MQP JNB 13:25
4Z 845 12345.7 ER3 15:40 JNB MQP 16:30
4Z 846 12345.7 ER3 16:55 MQP JNB 17:50
4Z 837 12345.7 ERD 18:05 JNB MQP 18:55
Nelspruit - Livingstone
4Z 470 .2.4.6. ERD 11:40 MQP LVI 13:35
Nelspruit - Vilanculos
4Z 258 1...5.. ERD 11:50 MQP VNX 13:00

Three letter City Codes

  • LDZ – Londolozi Airstrip
  • ULX – Ulusaba Airstrip
  • ASS – Arathusa Airstrip
  • PZL – Phinda Airstrip
  • NGL – Ngala Airstrip (operated on charter requests)

Lodge Airstrips and adjoining private game lodges in the reserve

  • Londolozi Airstrip (LDZ) is an exclusive service for Londolozi guests only
  • Arathusa Airstrip (ASS) services Arathusa, Djuma, Cheetah Plains, Simbambili, Nkorho, Chitwa Chitwa and Elephant Plains
  • Phinda Airstrip (PZL) services Phinda, Thanda and Rocktail Bay
  • Ngala Airstrip (NGL)services Ngala Safari Lodge and Ngala Tented Camp (Operated on charted requests)
  • Ulusaba Airstrip (ULX) services Ulusaba, Dulini Collection,Inyati,Leopard Hills, Savanna and Idube (Operated on charter requests)

Important Lodge Link Facts

  • Operated by Airlink Grand Cessna Caravan 208B (12 passengers plus 2 pilots)
    Checked baggage 20kgs (soft bag)
  • Cabin baggage 8kgs (soft bag)
  • Free soft bags available on request on arrival
  • Free baggage storage facilities at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA
  • These exclusive services are restricted to applicable lodges and their guests
  • Airside lounges at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA with refreshment and restroom facilities
  • Short apron transfers
  • Minimum connecting time at Skukuza Airport and Nelspruit KMIA is 20 minutes for domestic and 30 minutes for international – please note that this is a legal IATA connecting time
  • Charter Flights on request – contact Airlink’s Group Department