From Ondangwa to Ya Toivo airport

26 April 2019 | Events

The Ondangwa Airport remains an important stimulator and catalyst of regional economic growth and development.

The airport has in recent years received a massive upgrade, with an N$84 million state-of-the-art terminal the notable renovation.

The new terminal was officially inaugurated by President Hage Geingob in 2015 and the facility has been described as a part of Namibia's intention to become the logistics hub for southern Africa.

A key improvement to the terminal building was the inclusion of more commercial service space to increase participation of local people in the economy through trading.

The construction work was done by the Quindao Construction Company. The airport houses a restaurant, bistro, curio shop, foreign exchange service, sufficient and comfortable seating, car rental facilities and an automated parking management system.

Ondangwa Airport also provides links to southern Angola and additionally serves as a refuelling stop for flights to central Africa and beyond.

“Boasting a new terminal building inaugurated in 2015, Ondangwa Airport is about 85 km north of the world-famous Etosha National Park.

“Given its strategic location at the centre of northern Namibia, Ondangwa Airport gives you access to the Oshana, Oshikoto, Ohangwena, Omusati and Kunene Regions of Namibia, the latter home to the nomadic Ovahimba tribe who reside on the banks of the Kunene River adjacent to the scenic Ruacana Falls,” the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) stated.

The airport will soon be renamed after struggle hero Herman Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo.

“From 2014, calls were mooted and repeated for Ondangwa Airport to be renamed in his honour and following his death in June 2017, these talks gained momentum and were finally approved by cabinet in 2018.”

The former Robben Island prisoner died at the age of 92 on 9 June 2017, bringing the curtain down on one of the most celebrated Namibian struggle stalwarts, who was renowned for his humility.

He died of a suspected heart attack at his home in Klein Windhoek. Ya Toivo was a prominent Namibian anti-apartheid activist, political prisoner and one of the co-founders of Swapo in 1960, as well as its predecessor, the Ovamboland People's Organisation.

He served in several ministerial positions after independence.

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