Westair launches passenger flights

10 June 2019 | Transport

Westair Aviation has announced the launch of domestic and regional passenger flights, with the maiden flight scheduled for 24 June between Windhoek and Oranjemund, departing from Eros Airport. Westair Aviation was recently granted designated carrier status by the Namibian Transport Commission and this will allow the private airline to fly to various destinations within Namibia and the sub-region. “The first route to roll out will be three scheduled flights per week from Eros Airport in Windhoek to Oranjemund starting 24 June 2019,” the company said in a statement. The airline, which will be flying under the banner FlyWestair, also announced that it would consider flying to Ondangwa, Walvis Bay, Johannesburg and Cape Town to be likely serviced from Windhoek and Oranjemund. The private airline’s chairman Wolfgang Grellmann said the introduction of domestic and regional passenger flights will support the national airline, Air Namibia, in developing the local sector and making it more competitive. With more than 30 aircraft, Westair started out as an aircraft maintenance facility 50 years ago and has grown to become the most experienced aviation company in the country and has leased some of its aircraft to Air Namibia for the last 18 months.