Ondangwa, Walvis Bay Airports Rehabilitation Ready Next Year

THE rehabilitation of Ondangwa Airport Runway and the rehabilitation of the Walvis Bay Airport Terminal are expected to be completed in July next year, CEO of the Namibia Airport Company, Tamer El-Kallawi said on Monday.

He added that the construction of the perimeter fencing at Walvis bay and Luderitz Airport and the delivery of 11 fire trucks to arrive at the airports this month. The the scanners for the airports are due for arrival in 2015.

“In line with our turnaround strategy we have committed ourselves to providing World Class Airport Services. In this regard we will ensure that all our airports abide to the highest safety and security standard so that our clients have an exhilarating experience at all our airports especially at Hosea Kutako,” El-Kallawi said during the welcoming ceremony of the first flight by German airline Condor to Windhoek.

El-Kallawi said these projects and others demonstrated the company’s commitment to making Namibia an international air transportation hub.

“In line with the key lessons learnt during the International Civil Aviation Organisation Coordinated Validated Mission (ICVM) audit we are delighted to announce that our staff has undergone intensive training in aviation safety and security to boost the depth and scope of our operations,” he said.

In July, it emerged that the Namibia Airports Company was informed about the lack of fire fighting equipment at the Hosea Kutako International Airport in June but nothing was done resulting in the chaos when all bigger aircraft were banned from landing there with flights forced to use Lusaka and Gaborone.

Source : The Namibian