Airlink pays tribute to Geingob

Airlink is deeply saddened by the news of the unexpected passing of President Hage Geingob.

“On behalf of everyone at Airlink, I extend our sincerest condolences to the late President Geingob’s family, his loved ones and Namibians everywhere, on the loss of a loyal servant of the Namibian people, a valiant fighter and committed campaigner for Namibia’s independence and self-determination, and a champion of inclusivity, democracy and constitutionally-led values,” said Rodger Foster, CEO and Managing Director of Airlink.

Foster said Geingob said appreciated the airline’s sector’s role in unlocking the potential of tourism, trade, commerce and cultural ties. He saw how this could translate into broader prosperity and social stability, in other words, the fundamental building blocks of a strong and vibrant nation.

Foster said ideologically, Geingob, was never entirely comfortable relying on the private sector and foreign carriers to maintain Namibia’s contact with key markets.

He said Airlink is forever indebted to Geingob and his administration for the trust placed in Airlink and giving the airline opportunity to serve Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

“It is no secret that investments in Green Hydrogen, oil, gas, uranium and other resources have brought Namibia to the cusp of unprecedented growth. The national strategy and policies enabling this are attributable to President Geingob’s stewardship. If his principles and values are applied to the governance and facilitation of these opportunities, then they stand to transform the fortunes of the country and especially communities in and around Windhoek, Luderitz, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and the Erongo Region,” said Foster.

Airlink previously assured Geingob that it was committed to working with its partners at FlyNamibia to establish a network of routes designed to support Namibia’s industrial and economic strategy and to promote regional integration with Namibia at the forefront.

“We are already working with our friends at the Namibian Airports Company, and the country’s newly-established ground handling enterprise, Paragon, to position Hosea Kutako International Airport as an efficient, competitive and attractive key intra-African and long-haul gateway to the region.”

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