Air Namibia is to up flight frequencies that were withdrawn in June, after the airline suspended operations to Luanda and reduced frequencies on some flights between Windhoek and Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Twaku Kayofa, Corporate Communications – External Relations & Public Relations, said, from August 10, Air Namibia’s Airbus A319, which was undergoing scheduled maintenance checks, would return to service.

The airline will then re-introduce some of the flight frequencies that were withdrawn due to the reduced number of aircraft in the fleet.

Details of the reintroduced flights are as follows:

  • Windhoek-Johannesburg: increased from 14 to 21 flights per week
  • Windhoek-Cape Town: increased from seven to 14 flights per week, in line with the normal published schedule. Seven of the rotations will be direct and non-stop; the other seven rotations will be via Walvis Bay.
  • Eros-Ondangwa:  Two flights per day reintroduced as per schedule, one in the morning, the second in the late afternoon.

Xavier Masule, Interim CEO, also announced a change in flights to Lüderitz and Oranjemund. “Our domestic flights to Lüderitz and Oranjemund will, effective July 29, operate from Eros Airport, and no longer from Hosea Kutako International Airport.” He said the change would enable same-day connections from Eros to/from Lüderitz/Oranjemund and Ondangwa. Days of operation remained on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, said Masule.