South African carrier Airlink has (re)introduced a direct service between OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg and Fascene Airport (NOS) on the island of Nosy Be (Madagascar) on 20 March 2016. The airline operates one weekly flight between the two destinations on Sundays on board an Airlink Embraer ERJ 135 regional jet aircraft. The flight departs at 09h30 from Johannesburg and arrives at Nosy Be at 14h00 (Malagasy time). The return flight departs Nosy Be at 14h45 and arrives in Johannesburg at 18h45 (SAST). Due to the flight duration and prevailing headwinds the aircraft performs an en-route technical fuel-stop in Vilanculos (Mozambique) on route from Nosy Be to Johannesburg to refuel. Departure and arrival times at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) have been timed to connect with domestic, regional and international connecting flights.
Airlink suspended its service to Nosy Be in 2007 due to poor demand on the route.