Air Namibia has averted a possible restriction into South Africa by paying an undisclosed amount of money owed to the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA).
The domestic airliner confirmed that (ACSA) early Wednesday released a statement about restricting Air Namibia from using its airports with effect from Wednesday, 16 October 2019.
Air Namibia’s spokesperson, Paulus Nakawa in the meantime said they continue to fly into South Africa. He said Air Namibia operates its flights between Hosea Kutako International Airport to ACSA owned airports such as King Shaka in Durban, Oliver Tambo in Johannesburg as well as Cape Town International Airport.
“The reason for the suspension is because our accounts with them are in arrears. We owe them money however we made a partial payment today. The decision not to allow us to operate into and out of their airports has been lifted, and we will continue to operate as per published schedules.
The decision to allow us to continue operating was met in good faith from their end because of the good long-standing relationship we have with them for more than 3 decades. We are continuing to engage them in order to rectify the status of our account. We believe a lasting solution will be found and the business operations of Air Namibia into and out of South Africa airports will continue without any disruptions,” said Nakawa.