Guest Contributor | Jul 29, 2020 | 0
Angolan Airlines maintains flight schedule to Windhoek despite Air Namibia’s withdrawal
Angolan Airlines (TAAG) will keep its seven weekly flights to Windhoek although Air Namibia has suspended flights to Luanda, according to the company’s spokesperson Carlos Vicente, as reported by Xinhua last week.
Although this is an unquestionable opportunity, TAAG does not plan to immediately increase the number of flights to Windhoek or to Johannesburg, taking into consideration that South African Airways is also expected to stop flying to Luanda in February, Vicente said.
In the meantime, the TAAG official admitted the possibility for the company to increase flights to other destinations in southern Africa provided there is sufficient demand, or to eventually increase flights in March when the schedule of domestic and international flights is adjusted.
After 28 years flying to the Angolan capital, Air Namibia cut flights to Luanda earlier this month for an indefinite period, as the company says the route has become economically unviable, while South African Airways is also expected to suspend flights to Angola later this month.