Flywestair and airlink takes Over Regional Routes, Air Namibia Still Grounded.
Windhoek, 15 October 2020-Namibia’s private airline FlyWestair along with South Africa’s Airlink this week announced their connection of Namibia to South Africa routes following the opening of the International travels between the two neighbours, the Namibia Airport Company confirmed. FlyWestair is set to start the Windhoek to Cape Town route on 23 October 2020 from Hosea Kutako International Airport and will be serving the route with two flights per week, on Mondays and Fridays.
In a history making move, FlyWestair will become the first privately-owned Namibian airline to operate a scheduled passenger route between Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. FlyWestair schedule will begin on Tuesday, 03 November 2020 with two flights per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, designed to connect with various international airlines through Johannesburg.
Speaking on behalf of FlyWestair, CEO Henri van Schalkwyk thanked the Namibia Airports Company and the Namibian Civil Aviation Authority for its proactive and responsive service required to start operating the said schedules. Schalkwyk also thanked the general public for all the support and enthusiasm during the past months. “We guarantee that we will provide the best scheduled passenger service for the coming months,” says FlyWestair CEO Henri van Schalkwyk.
NAC also announced that SA Airlink has recommenced their Johannesburg to Walvis Bay International Airport and they will serve the route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Windhoek-Cape Town route resumed Monday 12 October 2020 and will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
“These resumptions of routes are key and encouraging for airport operations. We are getting back to normal operations which can only bode well for revenue as we continue to facilitate economic recovery for your country. It has been slow but we have been confident that ready for the numbers to pick up as we adapt to the new normal during the COVID-19 Pandemic”, said NAC Chief Executive Officer Bisey /Uirab.