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Air Namibia to expand

Mon, 2 March 2015 17:20
by Villager Reporter


As of the 29th of this month, Air Namibia will expand its operations in line with anticipated traffic growth in some of its markets.
This move will assist the national airline in the fulfilment of providing required air transport links between Namibia and the world as well as the provision of air transport within the boundaries of the country, thus aiding in the promotion of tourism and business investment in Namibia.
Air Namibia’s Corporate Communicator, Hilia Sikanda, said changes which are to take place include increasing the number of flights on the popular Eros – Ondangwa route from two to three flights per day on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
“Meaning that we will now have 3 flights per day except for Saturdays on which we will only operate one flight,” said Sikanda.
Sikanda also added the re-launch of direct and non-stop flights between Walvis Bay and Johannesburg, as well as between Walvis Bay and Cape Town, on a daily basis to support economic activities and growth of the Walvis Bay economy.
“Increase number of flights operated on the Windhoek – Johannesburg route from 2 flights to 3 flights every day of the week, all flights will be operated using the Airbus A319,” said Sikanda.
In addition, flights between Windhoek and Rundu, as well as between Windhoek and Katima Mulilo, will be moved from Eros Airport to operate from Hosea Kutako International Airport.
“This will assist in minimizing aircraft positioning costs and will increase aircraft availability on scheduled commercial flights,” added Sikanda.