Staff Writer

Airlink, the privately-owned regional airline has commenced with a new direct service between Cape Town and Walvis Bay scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The new route which started on 02 March 2021, is Airlink’s fourth between South Africa and Namibia, with other services linking Cape Town and Windhoek in addition to flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

The route will also enable seamless multi-city travel itineraries for international and local tourists visiting popular destinations in Namibia and South Africa.

This comes as another privately-owned airline FlyWestair intends on increasing their frequencies to Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport at Ondangwa from, 15 March 2021.

Westair currently serves the route between Eros Airport in Windhoek and Ya Toivo Airport with twice a week Fridays and Sundays and plans to increase it to four times a week adding Tuesdays and Thursdays.

FlyWestair has also made its intentions known that from 15 March 2021, the airline will commence routes from its Eros Airport hub to Katima Mulilo and Rundu Airports.

The Eros-Katima Mulilo schedule will be twice a week on Mondays and Fridays, the same for Eros-Rundu route on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Namibia Airports Company has already approved the development, which are expected to increase economic activities in the country.

“We welcome the increase of the frequency by FlyWestair and Airlink in ensuring business continuity at our airports. Air travel is no longer a luxury, therefore it becomes imperative to ensure air connectivity within the local boundaries and regionally in order to promote and enhance trade and investment. We encourage other stakeholders in the aviation industry to play their part so that together we can revive our economy during the Covid-19 pandemic”, NAC CEO Bisey /Uirab said.