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Air Namibia Increases Capacity on Domestic Routes

Air Namibia A319
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Air Namibia announced that effective 4 September 2016, it will be increasing flight frequencies and capacity on some of its domestic routes.

The following routes will see their flight frequency and capacity increased:

Ondangwa

Air Namibia will launch an additional flight frequency on the Eros – Ondangwa route on Mondays, from the current two flights per day to three flight per day. An additional flight frequency will be added on Saturdays, from the current single flight per day to two flights.

Rundu/Katima Mulilo

Flights to Rundu and Katima Mulilo will be separated, meaning that flights to Rundu will no longer go via Katima Mulilo, and flights to Katima Mulilo will no longer go via Rundu.

Air Namibia will introduce direct and non-stop flights between Eros and Rundu, three times per week to be operated on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The new service of direct and non-stop flights between Eros and Katima Mulilo will remain on four flights per week, to be operated on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“The decision taken to increase flight frequencies and capacity on domestic routes is in line with our strategic objective of making air travel affordable, and this is just the beginning of it all”, says Paul Nakawa, Corporate Communications Manager of Air Namibia.

“As opportunities for fixed cost reduction from increased aircraft utilization are realized, the more the benefit in cost reduction will be passed onto the end user, our esteemed flying public”, Nakawa said.

“We are grateful to Namibia Airports Company, for the decision to allow us to increase flights into Eros Airport, which has made it possible for us to increase frequencies on specified routes, which ultimately reduces our fixed costs per seat, and it is our wish that this level of cooperation and alignment will continue going forward, which will help us create a situation whereby every Namibia will afford to fly, removing pressure from our roads”, added Xavier Masule General Manager for Commercial Services at Air Namibia.

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