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Flightlink is an airline based in Tanzania's capital of Dar es Salaam. The airline offers services to a number of domestic destinations via scheduled flights, personalised charters, and Medevac services.
The airline was founded in 2004 and has the slogan of "We will fly you there, wherever there is". Although the airline operates flights to a number of destinations within Zanzibar, they focus many efforts on providing flights to safari destinations, such as Arusha and Serengeti.
Flightlink pride themselves in being a team dedicated to placing customer needs at the forefront — they were awarded first position for the mid-sized Tanzanian business for 2016. Flightlink's airport hub is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR), from where it operates to the most extraordinary safari destinations that Tanzania has to offer.
Flightlink has an allowance of one piece of carry-on luggage with weight limit of 5kgs per person.
Flightlink has a luggage allowance one piece of luggage of a maximum weight of 20kgs per passenger. It is recommended to bring soft luggage that can be easily placed into the undercarriage compartment although Flightlink can accommodate hard shell suitcases.
The airline is constrained to small aircraft, so any luggage that is additional or overweight is subject to an excess baggage fee, where there is room for it on the plane. This will be charged at $3 per kg over the allowance it is.
There is only one type of class on Flightlink planes, due to them being small and not facilitating multiple classes onboard. However, the planes are all very different in the cabin they offer, as they range from 5 to 30 seats.
The standard service is available on all planes, and will provide passengers with a cosy yet comfortable seating arrangement. Some planes such as the Cessna Citation 560 will provide a larger seat size with more legroom and personal space, giving a VIP feel to the cabin, whereas others such as the Embraer Brasilia 120ER will have seating that is more like a standard economy in a plane, with a 2 x 2 arrangement.
There is great service onboard the flights, thanks to the focus of the airline to put the customer first and providing a warm and friendly welcome from all the staff onboard.
There is currently no premium economy service onboard the flight.
There is no business class facilities available with this airline.
There is no official first-class with this airline. However, you could fly with the airline on their Cessna Citation 560 for a VIP seating experience.
Depending on the route, time and duration of your flight, this airline will provide passengers with complimentary snacks and drinks on board. This will often be things like crisps or nuts, along with soft drinks and hot drinks.
Flightlink does not currently offer any form of in-flight entertainment. Passengers can bring their own devices or reading material as part of their cabin baggage allowance to keep themselves entertained.
This airline does not have the facilities onboard its aircraft to offer WiFi on its flights.
Flightlink does not currently operate an online check-in service for its flights.
Passengers must check-in for their flight at the airport check-in counters. All check-in desks are identifiable with distinctive signage above the counter. This service will open 90 minutes before the flight, and will close 30 minutes before the flight is due to depart. You will need a valid photo ID to check-in.
Flightlink do not currently offer a frequent flyer program for its flights.
This airline is not part of any airline alliances, and does not currently have any codeshare or interline agreements.
Dar es Salaam sits on the Indian Ocean coast. Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) is the airport hub of Flightlink, and the airport in which it operates most of its services from. The airport is split into two terminals — terminal 1 serves all domestic flights and terminal 2 serves international flights. All Flightlink domestic departures are operated from Terminal 1.
Arusha is world-famous for being the gateway to the best game reserves in north Tanzania, as well as being the city that boasts the world's tallest freestanding mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. Flightlink operates services to two airports in Arusha: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and Arusha Municipal Airport (ARK).
The Serengeti is most known for being the stretch of land from northern Tanzania to south-west Kenya that is home to Masai Mara, also known as The Great Migration. Flightlink operates to a number of airports in The Serengeti. The main airport that Flightlink fly to is Seronera (SEU) airstrip. This airport is the primary airstrip in the area, and is based in the middle of Serengeti National Park.
An archipelago of over 47 breath-taking islands, Zanzibar is off the east coast of Tanzania, and can be reached by a 20-minute flight from Flightlink's airport hub, Dar es Salaam. Flightlink flies into Zanzibar International Airport (ZNZ). This airport makes up one of the three international airports in Tanzania. Flightlink operates daily services to Zanzibar International, including scheduled and charter flights.
Currently, Flightlink only operates scheduled flights to domestic destinations, however, it has the licenses to operate flights to other countries within the region with charter services.
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Julius Nyerere International Airport is the international airport of Dar es Salaam, the largest city in Tanzania. The airport has flights to destinations in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The airport is named after Julius Nyerere, the nation's first president.
As of June 2022, Flightlink operates its flights around Tanzania and to Kenya with the following aircraft in its fleet:
To request a special service with Flightlink, contact the airline directly to see if there is anything that can be done to meet your needs. In addition, you can request a special service when booking with Alternative Airlines in the booking requests text box, and we will pass the information onto the airline.
Because Flightlink's aircraft are small, there are not enough staff to provide an unaccompanied minor service. Therefore, any child under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult when travelling.
21st May 2018
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