Air Namibia discontinues charter flights with immediate effect

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-09 23:55:08|Editor: huaxia

WINDHOEK, June 9 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's national airline, Air Namibia, has discontinued all charter flights with immediate effect, until further notice, an official confirmed Tuesday.

The national flag carrier's spokesperson Paul Nakawa told Xinhua Tuesday that the cancellation is temporal until further notice and it was necessitated due to operational requirements.

"Cancellation in our industry is a norm, nothing is sinister about this very recent one," he added.

According to a released notice to the flying public on Monday, the airliner said the cancellation is of all earlier planned flights, inclusive of South Africa this week.

On June 4, Air Namibia operated a successful international flight, repatriating Namibians and other citizens from Frankfurt and London. The flight successfully landed in Namibia with 127 passengers and cargo.

Meanwhile, the airline also announced that the Eros - Walvis Bay flights remains suspended until June 22, due to the stage 1 restrictions' extension to the entire Erongo region due to COVID-19. Enditem