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Air Namibia increases flight frequencies for domestic, regional routes

Air Namibia increases flight frequencies for domestic, regional routes

Effective 30 March, Air Namibia will increase capacity on routes where they often experience high levels of spillage while also adding flight frequencies on days most requested by clients.

According to the national airline’s corporate communications officer, Twaku Kayofa, the schedule change improvements is in line with the airline’s strategy and objectives to grow domestic and regional markets.

“We are happy to further state that Air Namibia has been growing its footprint in the domestic and regional markets continuously, with the number of passengers transported in the domestic market having grown by more than 50% over the past 8 years,” Kayofa added.

The flight frequencies are as follows:

Eros to Ondangwa to Eros: flight frequencies will increase to 20 per week, from previously 17 flights per week. Additional frequencies will be introduced on Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays. This will result in a total of 3 flights on each of these 3 days of the week.

Eros to Katima Mulilo to Eros: flight frequencies will be increased from the current 4 to 5 per week, with the new additional rotation scheduled for Thursdays.

Eros to Rundu to Eros: flight frequencies will be increased from the current 3 to 4 per week, with the new additional rotation scheduled for Mondays.

Ondangwa to Walvis Bay to Ondangwa: flight frequencies will remain on 3 flights per week, currently operated on Saturdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Days of operation will change to Fridays, Sundays and Wednesdays.

Windhoek to Lusaka to Windhoek: flights will change days of operation, with frequency increase to 4 per week, previously 3 flights per week. New days of operation will be Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Windhoek to Harare to Windhoek: flights will change days of operation, with frequency increase to 4 per week, previously 3 flights per week. New days of operation will be Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


 

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