By the end of August, FlyWestair will be taking off twice a week to Rundu and three times a week to Katima Mulilo from their hub at Eros Airport in Windhoek. The Rundu flights will commence on 24 August while the Katima route will be added a day later.
“These destinations are integral hubs for so many of our nation’s north-eastern denizens. FlyWestair would like to continue our pledge to support and connect Namibians. Katima Mulilo, the capital of the Zambezi region, is an important gateway to other SADC nations, notably Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana,” read a statement from the privately owned Namibian airline.
The statement states that the introduction of the Katima and Rundu routes is set to ease travel for visitors who would like to include the Kavango and Zambezi regions in their itinerary, but do not have time for the long drives.
“Not only will the introduction of these two destinations help relieve the weight of travel for those who live there and conduct business, but it will also support our crucial, currently downtrodden tourism industry,” the airline stated.
Domestic routes also include five weekly flights between Eros Airport and Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport in Ondangwa.
FlyWestair restarted operations in October 2020, a few months before the demise of the country’s national airline, Air Namibia, which went into voluntary liquidation in February 2021.
Now operating in the midst of a pandemic, FlyWestair offers Covid testing at its Eros Airport offices and requires all passengers to follow strict health regulations, including wearing masks correctly for the duration of every flight.
“We have also added a temporary policy where clients receive one free date amendment on their booking,” the airline stated.
FlyWestair remains focused on assisting the Namibian travel and aviation industry recover in a post-Covid environment, said the company.