Staff Writer

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has started preparing the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) to ensure that it is ready upon the resumption of international flights as borders are to gradually open under the provisions of the State of the Emergency Regulations on COVID-19.

This comes as the airport will aid government’s Targeted International Tourism Revival Initiative, which is meant to come into effect on the 15 July to 15 August 2020. “We are working tirelessly with all stakeholders to ensure that our airport is ready as per the Stage 4 Regulations. We must play our part to revive the economy and are setting in motion all that is required to facilitate the resumption of commercial flight operations at HKIA as part of the targeted international tourism revival initiative,” NAC Chief Executive Officer Bisey /Uirab announced. He said the airport had already implemented Social Distancing Measures such as, “floor and seat stickers, messages on mandatory wearing of masks are visible at HKIA as well as sanitiser’ dispensers to mention but a few and other messages via the public service announcement system.”

“NAC has also acquired thermostats and adequate materials for regular disinfections of facilities at all eight airports,” the CEO informed further.