Namibia’s private airline FlyWestair along with South Africa’s Airlink will this week connect Namibia to South Africa following the opening of the International travels between the two neighbours. Namibia Airports Company (NAC) confirmed that FlyWestair will start the Windhoek to Cape Town route on 23 October 2020 from Hosea Kutako International Airport and will be serving this route with two flights per week, on Mondays and Fridays.
FlyWestair will make history next month when they will become the first privately-owned Namibian airline to operate a scheduled passenger route between Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport. FlyWestair schedule will start on Tuesday, 03 November 2020 with two flights per week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, designed to connect with various international airlines through Johannesburg.
“FlyWestair would like to thank the Namibia Airports Company and the Namibian Civil Aviation Authority for its proactive and responsive service required to start operating these schedules. FlyWestair would also like to thank the general public for all the support and enthusiasm during the past months and we guarantee that we will provide the best-scheduled passenger service for the coming months,” says FlyWestair CEO Henri van Schalkwyk.
NAC also confirmed that SA Airlink on 14 October 2020 recommenced their Johannesburg to Walvis Bay International Airport route, which they will serve on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The Windhoek-Cape Town route resumed Monday 12 October 2020 and will be on 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,” says NAC Chief Executive Officer, Bisey /Uirab.