Rikus Grobler | Jun 20, 2017 | 0
Windhoek Durban special for a quick weekend at the Indian Ocean
The airlink between Windhoek and Durban via Gaborone has performed so well over the past six months that the national carrier, Air Namibia, could announce this week it is increasing capacity on this pioneer route.
As of Sunday 26 March 2017, more passengers, at a lower rate and a bigger baggage allowance, can fly to either Gaborone or Durban.
“Air Namibia will now service the Windhoek Gaborone Durban route with an Airbus A319 which offers 112 seats, with 16 seats for business class and 96 seats for economy class” the carrier announced. The Airbus replaces the Embraer ERJ 135 previously used on this route.
Xavier Masule, Air Namibia’s General Manager for Commercial Services described it as a strategic move saying “We are proud of this development because it reflects growth and sustainability. The increment in capacity for the two destinations will meet the growing demand of passengers flying with Air Namibia, while setting new standards for comfort on single-aisle jetliners.”
The flights to Gaborone and Durban leaves Windhoek on a Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The weekday flights target business travellers while the Friday Sunday connection is ideal for Namibians who want to have a quick weekend in Durbs.
The airline is also hoping to attract its share of the South Africa Namibia tourist traffic.
The Airbus’ bigger capacity allowed Air Namibia to increase the baggage allowance to two pieces of 23kg in economy class and two pieces of 32kg in business class.
To promote the route, Air Namibia has announced a special rate of N$3600 return for economy and N$5900 for business class.