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Air Namibia launches new routes

(Left to right) Silvestre Guido Castelbranco, Minister Counsellor of Angola, Doreen Matemba, deputy Ambassador of Zimbabwe, General Duke Lefhoko, High Commissioner of Botswana, Theo M Namases, acting MD of Air Namibia, Erkki Nghimtina, Minister Works and Transport, Lea Namholo, vice-chairperson SW Board, Ambassador Hinyangerua P Asheke, chairman of the SW Board and Digu Naobeb, SW Board Member at the launch of Air Namibia’s new routes in the Capital last week.Air Namibia launched three new routes to Harare, Ondjiva and Gaborone late last week. The three new additional routes will add significant capacity to the regional operations, with more flexible connecting times.
The new routes are the 9th addition to SW regional flights, serviced by Embraer ERJ-135 aircrafts, offering direct connection from the international hub in Windhoek. The flights are timed to ensure easy connections from various points of SW geographical focused route networks which was introduced in October last year.
According to the Airlines, it’s plans are focused on strengthening its network connections within the borders of the country, African region and the world. In addition to the growth and expansion plans the national airline plans to become an independent profit making airline by 2016.
“The additional routes will contribute significantly in strengthening the Namibian economy and existing bilateral business relationships of the three countries, SADC regional and the continent. Commercially, Air Namibia’s new destinations will provide easy travel options for all individuals,” it said.

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