Fly Namibia to start operating the Windhoek – Victoria Falls route next year

Erasmus Shalihaxwe

FlyNamibia yesterday announced that the airline will open a crucial new tourism and business route with its new service between Windhoek and Victoria Falls that is set to commence on 4 April 2024.

FlyNamibia Managing Director, Andrè Compion stated that flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and the Zimbabwean resort town, Victoria Falls, which is famous for its spectacular 1,7-kilometer-wide waterfall and its perpetual fine mist cloud, known as colloquially as “Mosi oa Tunya”, or “the Smoke That Thunders”.

“This new route is a key element in FlyNamibia’s network expansion strategy, which aims to enhance regional connectivity promote tourism within Namibia and position Windhoek as an alternative gateway to the region.

“By connecting Windhoek and Victoria Falls, we will create new travel opportunities for tourists and also for business travellers. In doing so, FlyNamibia will stimulate much-needed tourism while also fostering trade, commerce and broader economic activity between Namibia and Zimbabwe,” explained Compion. He added that the direct route between Windhoek and Victoria Falls will create new opportunities across the tourism sector, including tour operators, hospitality and accommodation businesses as well as safari excursions and adventure travel operators, which will be able to tap into new source markets with new offerings and itineraries.

Through its partnership with Airlink and access to the global distribution system, FlyNamibia can promote its new flights and packages to markets that were previously beyond reach.

“FlyNamibia is an independent airline based in Windhoek, Namibia. It operates domestic routes linking Windhoek Eros Airport to Ondangwa, Katima Mulilo, Lüderitz and Oranjemund. Regionally it serves Cape Town from both Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and Walvis Bay. FlyNamibia Safari provides tourism shuttle connections between Hosea Kutako International Airport and Namibia’s popular tourism attractions at Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha (Ongava and Mokuti), as well as between Eros Windhoek and Rundu,” he said.

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