Qatar and KLM fly to Windhoek
The Namibia Airports Company this week announced that it has officially authorized Qatar Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for arrival and departure at Hosea Kutako International Airport.
Tamer El-Kallawi, Chief Executive Officer at Namibia Airports Company expressed his delight with the additional airlines that will operate to and from Hosea Kutako International Airport near Windhoek. “Expansion and growth is the third phase of our strategic plan 2014-17 and one of the ways in which we can grow and expand is through new route development which is ongoing at the airports company” he said adding that route development negotiations and talks have borne fruit as Qatar Airways will fly from Doha to Windhoek with four weekly directs flights starting on 28 September 2016 using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
El-Kallawi said that airports and the companies managing these are more than just vital parts of the global transport system, linking communities and businesses with the world. “Airports and airport companies are also important employers and catalysts to skills development in their own right. As we grow our business by adding – amongst others – new airlines to our mix, we will grow our staff complement.”
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will start flying from Amsterdam via Luanda to Windhoek three times a week with effect from30 October 2016 using an Airbus A330-200 or A330-300.
“We look forward to welcoming them at our international airport and promise to live up to our vision of being a world class service provider in airport operations and management,” concluded El-Kallawi.