Protea Hotels offer 50% discount to Air Namibia passengers
Air Namibia has entered into a strategic partnership with the Protea Hotel Group in Namibia that will see its passengers qualify for a 50% discount on hotel accommodation for a maximum of three nights.
Air Namibia spokesperson, Paul Nakawa said the partnership with the hotel group will create great value for the airline’s clients as it will help them reduce the total cost of their trips. The special offer which began last month, will end on 31 December 2013.
The discount applies to passengers arriving on Air Namibia at Ondangwa, Oshakati, Lüderitz, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Katima Mulilo, who book themselves into a Protea Hotel.
“This means that if you arrive in Windhoek from Ondangwa or from anywhere in the world, you qualify for a 50% discount on your accommodation at any Protea establishment for up to 3 nights. Assuming that a normal hotel room costs N$1300 per night, a 50% discount will generate a saving of about N$1950 (over three nights), which when set off against your air ticket, your ticket cost is reduced by more than half,” Nakawa said.
Nakawa said since the airline was operating under difficult conditions they have to become innovative. “We are seeking partnerships with relevant stakeholders, not only with other airlines but with other industry partners, especially those with whom we share the same customers,” he said.
Meanwhile, Air Namibia has announced the cancellation of three flights between Windhoek and Frankfurt due to expected delays in the completion of planned maintenance work on the airline’s long haul carrier, the Airbus A340-300 aircraft.
The affected aircraft was sent for structural maintenance at the end of April 2013 and was initially expected to be completed by 25 June 2013, but will now only be completed on 28 June 2013. As a result flights SW285 on Tuesday, 25 June 2013; SW286 on Wednesday, 26.June 2013 and SW285 on Thursday, 27 June 2013 will be cancelled.
The airline said it apologizes for any inconvenience these cancellations will cause to passengers and other stakeholders. It said all affected passengers are being contacted and suitable alternative arrangements are being made to ensure that the adverse impact of these disruptions are mitigated.