Community Contributor | Jul 3, 2018 | 0
Domestic flight route to connect the North and the Coast in 60 minutes
Clients wishing to travel from the North to the coast, will soon be able to do it with ease, due to the new domestic flights route network introduced by the national airline, Air Namibia.
Effective 19 November, Air Namibia will fly from Ondangwa to Walvis Bay, three times a week and the flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
This development opens new travel possibilities and opportunities, as it enables our clients to travel between Ondangwa and Johannesburg, as well as between Ondangwa and Cape Town both via Walvis Bay.
“This is good news for the flying public and our customers, especially with the fast approaching festive season which normally leaves thousands of people without an efficient mode of transportation between Walvis Bay/Swakopmund and Northern parts of Namibia. It will also contribute to reduce road congestion on our roads and minimise the travel time to 60 minutes between the north and the coast,” said Advocate Mandi Samson, Air Namibia Acting Managing Director.
Further to this development as of 19 November days of operation for flights between Windhoek and Luderitz, as well as Oranjemund will change from the current Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday schedule. The new days of operation will be on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Xavier Masule, General Manager for Commercial Services at Air Namibia said the new days of operation will best meet our passengers and market needs, be those travelling for business or for leisure.
“This development brings a new possibility, whereby travellers can now have the same day connection via Windhoek in both directions, for customers flying between Walvis Bay and Luderitz / Oranjemund,” he explained.
On regional routes, in particular Cape Town, the airline will amend its schedule in order to have a late afternoon flight from Windhoek into Cape Town and an early morning departure from Cape Town to Windhoek.
Xavier continued by saying; “This schedule is designed mostly focused on those passengers travelling for business, who require an early arrival in Windhoek and late same day departure from Windhoek. This ensures that the productive part of their day is not used for travelling.”
The flight enables passengers to travel between Cape Town and Victoria Falls, as well as between Cape Town and Luanda via Windhoek.
The daily flight between Walvis Bay and Cape Town will continue to be operated on a daily basis, with a change of aircraft type. We currently operate an Embraer ERJ 135 on this route, which will change to an Airbus A319, combined with Windhoek on the midday rotations. Giving even more comfort to our passengers.