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Air Namibia to begin operations Nigeria, first flight expected in June

The national airline of the Republic of Namibia will inaugurate its flight to Nigeria in June. The 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 said on Monday.

It added that the four times weekly operation on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Windhoek 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.

According to the airline, 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.

“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,” the Manager, GSA and Offline Markets, Air Namibia, Ms. Juanita Klassen, said.

According to Klassen, 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.

She added, “Air Namibia brings to West Africa its award-winning service, which is recognized 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 recognized 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.”

  • With reports from Punch

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