By Adele Mackenzie and Gaongalelwe Dinale
FlyNamibia is to launch a Windhoek to Victoria Falls route, starting April 4 next year.
Flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between Hoseo Kutako International Airport and the Zimbabwean resort town of Victoria Falls.
“This new route is a key element in Zimbabwe’s regional network expansion strategy which aims to enhance regional connectivity, promote tourism within Namibia, and position Windhoek as an alternative gateway to the region,” said FlyNamibia MD, Andre Compion in a statement.
Through its partnership with Airlink, and access to the GDS, FlyNamibia can promote its new flights and packages to markets that were previously beyond reach.
Airline to more than triple its route offering
Meanwhile, Tourism Update understands that FlyNamibia is to unveil new routes to Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Angola, broadening its regional destinations and bolstering tourism connectivity across Southern Africa.
This was revealed by Compion on a recent AviaDev Insight Africa podcast.
Compion said the new flights would connect Windhoek to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, Maun in Botswana, and Luanda in Angola. This will effectively more than triple FlyNamibia’s current schedule of regional destinations.
While specific schedules are yet to be released, the anticipated launch of these new routes is April next year. Compion also revealed that the airline was entering the final phase of preparations for the introduction of Luanda flights.
FlyNamibia currently operates domestic routes from Eros Airport in Windhoek to Ondangwa, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Lüderitz and Oranjemund, as well as a regional route between Hosea Kutako International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.
The airline recently became a member of Iata.