Staff Writer

Air Namibia has announced the launch of weekly flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town from 28 October 2020.

The Windhoek – Johannesburg direct route will be operated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, whereas two flights between Windhoek – Cape Town (direct & via Walvis Bay) will be operated on weekends, Fridays and Sundays.

The times of operation from Windhoek, Namibia are as follows:

Windhoek – Johannesburg SW723 Depart: 09:30 – Arrive: 11:15

Windhoek – Cape Town SW703 Depart: 07:25 – Arrive: 09:25

Windhoek – Cape Town (via WVB) SW715 Depart: 13:55 – Arrive: 17:15

Air Namibia’s Interim CEO, Mr Theo Mberirua said that the restart of the two routes is in line with the airline’s restart plan, following the long layoff due to Covid-19.

“The decision to launch these routes are in line with Air Namibia’s mandate and purpose for existence –creating air transport linkages to promote intra-Africa connectivity and regional integration,” Mberirua said.

“Although the airline normally operates an extensive schedule that requires multiple destinations in order to feed the entire network, the move by Air Namibia to breathe new life into these two routes will provide smooth and convenient connections inbound and outbound, connecting Namibia to the world, and the world to Namibia.”

The airline said the development will allow Air Namibia’s operation to meet the growing demand with the high season looming and holidaymakers planning to visits.