FlyWestair takes flight to north-east

27 August 2021 | Transport

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK

FlyWestair on Tuesday launched two new destinations, Rundu and Katima Mulilo, with inaugural flights for the media.

Departing from Eros Airport in Windhoek, these new scheduled routes connect Namibians and visitors between Windhoek and the north-eastern regions and beyond.

FlyWestair will offer two weekly flights between Rundu and Windhoek, as well as three weekly flights between Katima Mulilo and Windhoek, opening up the region for tourism and trade.

According to the airline, these destinations are integral hubs for many of the country’s north-eastern citizens.

“FlyWestair is continuing its pledge to support and connect Namibians through the speed and efficiency that air travel brings,” it said in a statement.

It said that Katima Mulilo, the capital of the Zambezi Region, is an important gateway to other SADC nations, notably Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

It continued to say that the introduction of these two destinations will bring much-needed relief to the weight of travel for those who live there and conduct business.

Tourism boost

“It will also be a huge boost for our tourism industry which has been so badly affected by the pandemic. This is one of the major reasons why FlyWestair is partnering with The Gondwana Collection and its lodges in that region.”

It further stated that the introduction of Katima Mulilo and Rundu will ease travel for visitors to Namibia who would like to include the Kavango and Zambezi regions in their itinerary.

“FlyWestair is a proudly Namibian privately owned airline, the first of its kind in Namibia. We are committed to providing an admirable travel experience with consistent on-time performance.

“The opening up of these two new routes show our dedication to Namibia, to the travel and tourism industry, and we have no doubt that it will improve intra-Namibian trade as well,” said FlyWestair’s CEO, Henri van Schalkwyk.

He stressed that the airline remains focused on helping the Namibian travel and aviation industry recover in a post-Covid environment.

At the same time, it adheres to all Covid-19 rules and regulations and offers on-site Covid tests for tourists.

FlyWestair is a Namibian scheduled passenger airline and forms part of the Westair Aviation Group of Companies.

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