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Airlink resumes cargo operations at HKIA 

2023-08-30  Staff Reporter

Airlink resumes cargo operations at HKIA 

Airlink yesterday resumed cargo operations at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA), following what it termed “constructive discussions” with Paragon Aviation Services, the international airport’s new ground handler.

“Airlink apologises to customers affected by the temporary suspension of cargo services at the airport and will expedite clearing its cargo backlog,” read an Airlink statement. 

The statement continued that for an interim period, Airlink personnel will support Paragon staff to familiarise them with Airlink’s cargo handling processes. This is to ensure continuity and consistency in providing top-class reliable, on-time, safe and secure air freight services.  Airlink operates up to four return flights a day between Johannesburg and Windhoek, and up to three a day between Cape Town and Windhoek.

Paragon Aviation recently assumed ground handling operations at HKIA from Menzies Aviation. 

Last week Monday, the High Court stated it will decide on 1 September on an urgent application filed by Menzies Aviation’s to retain ground handling services at HKIA. 

Menzies filed the urgent application against the manner in which they were evicted from the airport, arguing that the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) ignored a notice of appeal and a Supreme Court order that gave them until 10 September to vacate the premises.

Menzies Aviation therefore remains adamant their continued involvement in ground handling services at HKIA is valid, pointing to an agreement allegedly struck with the NAC in 2022.

2023-08-30  Staff Reporter

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