Lüderitz Airport resumes operations after a temporary halt

Niël Terblanché

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) announced that Lüderitz Airport has resumed full operations on Friday, 12 January 2024, following a brief suspension due to mechanical issues with the Fire and Rescue truck.

to Dan Kamati, the spokesperson of the NAC, the airport experienced difficulties with its Fire and Rescue last week, prompting the issuance of a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) regarding the unavailability of Airport Rescue and Firefighting services.

“The NAC immediately activated plans to address the situation and restore normal operations as swiftly as possible,” he said.

Kamati added that the resumption of operations on 12 January 2024 encompasses both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, marking a significant relief for travellers and stakeholders.

He said that safety is the top priority of the NAC, and the temporary halt in operations was a necessary precaution to ensure the well-being of passengers and airport personnel.

As a result of the Notam, FlyNamibia had to cancel flights to and from the coastal town due to regulatory safety concerns.

The airline reiterated its commitment to passenger safety and compliance with aviation regulations.

FlyNamibia expressed its regret for any inconvenience caused by the cancellations and assured passengers of their dedication to providing reliable air travel services.

The airline disclosed that NAC has taken steps to address the mechanical issues with the fire-fighting vehicle, and they anticipate regular flight operations to and from Lüderitz Airport to resume soon after the necessary repairs are completed.

FlyNamibia operates on multiple domestic and regional routes, connecting various destinations in Namibia and neighbouring countries.

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