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Airlink Flights From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth, also known as Gqberha, is a great place to visit as it’s close to various game parks, such as Addo and Kragga Kamma. Commonly called the Friendly City, it’s got a brilliant atmosphere and some of the most welcoming locals in South Africa.

The Airlink airline offers cheap flights from Johannesburg to PE, with multiple daily options. This makes it easy to get here, whether you’re visiting for business or leisure.

Looking for the cheapest Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flights? Use our handy booking system to make finding tickets a breeze. Then, without too much stress, you’ll be catching an Airlink flight to Port Elizabeth in no time.

Why Choose Airlink?

Airlink offers flights to more than 45 destinations in Africa in 13 countries, as far as Uganda. It’s also a trusted airline in South Africa and has been operating since 1992 (no small feat in the South African aviation industry).

Always On Time

Airlink is rated as South Africa’s most punctual airline and boasts a 95.22% on-time performance score. This makes it a reliable option for many, especially if you’re catching an urgent board meeting once you land or avoiding late check-ins at your hotel.

Great Luggage Allowances
Top-Notch Service

Airlink takes customer service seriously and promises never to cancel a flight. Besides this, it has complimentary snacks and beverages, a minimum of 20 kg of checked baggage, and friendly staff.

Online Check-In Services

Airlink offers over 55 flight routes in Africa, including 17 destinations in South Africa. This means you reach smaller airports, such as Pietermaritzburg, Upington, and Hoedspruit. What’s more, with over 60,000 flights annually, you’re sure to catch a flight to your desired location.

Cheap Airlink Flights From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth - One Way

With Airlink, you can expect affordable prices. That said, here are the cheapest flights to Port Elizabeth from Johannesburg for a one-way trip.

Which Day Is the Cheapest for Airlink Flights From JHB to PE?

The cheapest day for Airlink flights from Johannesburg to PE is Tuesday, with prices starting from R1097. It is the cheapest as fewer people tend to fly midweek. In contrast, Sundays are the most expensive days, with bookings starting at R1219.

Which Month Is the Cheapest for Airlink Johannesburg to PE Flights?

The cheapest month for a flight from Johannesburg to PE is May, where flights average around R1045. In comparison, December is the most expensive month, with one-way flights to PE from Johannesburg costing as much as R2328. This is because it’s the peak festive season, and there’s an influx of holidaymakers.

Best Time to Visit Port Elizabeth

The best time to visit Port Elizabeth really depends on what you’d like to do in the Friendly City. If you want the perfect beach holiday, come to Port Elizabeth in the summer between November and March. As it’s close to the festive season, booking one or two months in advance can save your purse strings.

However, Port Elizabeth has a moderate climate year-round, so you can visit here any time of the year. Winter offers an opportunity for cheaper flights and a chance to see humpback whales (especially during June and August).

Top Things to Do in Port Elizabeth

Gqeberha is definitely an underrated city in South Africa, as it offers unique attractions and exciting activities. Here are some of the top things to do in Port Elizabeth:

  • See some of the Big 5 at Kragga Kamma Game Park and other wild animals, including zebra, cheetah, giraffe, and bontebok.
  • Go on Africa’s longest double zipline at Adrenalin Addo for a blood-pumping experience.
  • Try your luck at the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World.
  • Hike among forests and appreciate the fynbos at Van Stadens Nature Reserve.
  • Walk along Route 67 to experience the talent of Eastern Cape artists and celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy.
  • Laze in the sun or take a dip at one of PE’s marvellous beaches, including Hobie Beach, Pollock Beach (perfect for surfing), and Sardinia Bay (ideal for snorkelling).
  • Head to the Goodnight Market on the last Thursday of the month for lip-smacking food and gorgeous artisanal goods.
  • Visit nearby Kariega (formerly Uitenhage) for a blast into the past and to see kombis and beetles at the VW Auto Pavilion.
  • See cute rescued penguins at SANCCOB in the Cape Recife Nature Reserve.
  • Have close encounters with elephants at Addo Elephant National Park.

Airlink Flights From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth FAQS

Which Airlines Fly Out of Port Elizabeth?

FlySafair, CemAir, and Airlink are the only airlines that fly out of PE regularly. Airlink offers the most flights, with 54 weekly to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban.

How Long Is the Flight From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

A non-stop flight to PE from Johannesburg usually takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes. This time varies due to weather conditions, airline policies, and the runway’s busyness.

What Time Is the Last Airlink Flight From Joburg to Port Elizabeth?

The last Airlink flight departs from O.R. Tambo International Airport at 18:15 and lands at Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport at 20:00. This flight is available six days a week, besides Saturdays.

Is It Cheaper to Drive or Fly to Port Elizabeth From Johannesburg?

It is way more economical to fly to PE from Johannesburg. You can get a round-trip plane ticket for around R2000. A car trip will be a lot more expensive, as unleaded petrol costs around R20 per litre. It’s also much safer to fly, as the flight is a fifth of the driving time.

Do You Get Food on Airlink?

Yes, you can get complimentary meals and beverages on all domestic Airlink flights.

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