Air Namibia reintroduces Windhoek-Luanda flight route as holiday season looms

Source: Xinhua| 2019-10-24 21:52:35|Editor: xuxin
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WINDHOEK, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia, reintroduced the Windhoek - Luanda route after a three-month suspension.

The Windhoek - Luanda flights will commence operation on Sunday, Air Namibia spokesperson, Twakulilwa Kayofa announced Thursday.

"Air Namibia will service this route three times a week on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays using the Airbus A319," he said.

Air Namibia's Acting Commercial General Manager, Wimpie van Vuuren, said that the Windhoek - Luanda route was the airline's most profitable route from 1998 to 2015.

"The situation changed when the Angolan economy weakened and passenger demand for air travel declined," Van Vuuren said.

"To adapt to these economic changes, from 2016/17 Air Namibia reduced the number of flights from 7 to 6 per week, then to 5 and by 2018/19 the number of flights was reduced to 4 per week," he added.

Van Vuuren said after some market analysis, a decision was taken to temporarily suspend operations during the low season to reduce losses of the airline.

"With the high season for this market looming and holidaymakers planning to visit our neighboring country and vice versa, Air Namibia restructured the operation to meet the current demand with the resumption of this route," he added.