Beginning from June this year, Nigerian international air travelers would have one more airline to choose from when planning their trip. The latest development is based on the planned introduction and resumption of flight operations by the national airline of the Republic of Namibia.
NewsBitsng.com gathered that the airline has concluded plans to inaugurate its flight to Nigeria in June. According to the information available to us, Air Namibia’s Windhoek-Lagos-Accra service is expected to provide a direct connection between Namibia and the two West African countries of Nigeria and Ghana.
The airline in a statement on Monday also disclosed that it would operate four times weekly – Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Windhoek. The flights the statement stated would provide smooth and convenient connections inbound and outbound to its regional flights, connecting West Africa via Windhoek to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Harare, Lusaka, Victoria Falls, Gaborone, Walvis Bay and Durban. The airline also added that it is partnering APG Network as its general sales and services agent in Ghana and Nigeria to provide full sales and marketing services, as well as call centre and customer care services.
Ms. Juanita Klassen, Manager, GSA and Offline Markets, Air Namibia, said “We are happy for having established this relationship with the APG Network, as through innovation and utilising their extensive experience in the field of aviation, and being a key global player in the airline distribution environment, offering outsourced services such as passenger sales, marketing and reservations; Air Namibia is positioned to make its West Africa operations a success.”
Klassen added that the carrier, as the national airline of the Republic of Namibia, operates scheduled air passenger and cargo services in domestic points within Namibia; the immediate regional markets of South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola; and also offers a daily service connecting Namibia to Europe through Frankfurt, Germany.
Again she said, “Air Namibia brings to West Africa its award-winning service, which is recognised by many, having won the ‘Feather Awards’ as the best regional airline of Southern Africa at Johannesburg and Cape Town more than 10 times over the past 15 years. We have also been recognised by Skytrax Airline Awards as Africa’s second best regional airline in 2016 and 2017. The airline operates a fleet carefully selected to meet performance dependability and comfort.”