Air Namibia has re-introduced its Windhoek-Luanda route commencing

National airline Air Namibia has re-introduced its Windhoek-Luanda route commencing on 27 October 2019.

Acting General Manager for Commercial Services, Wimpie van Vuuren said in a media statement issued yesterday the Windhoek-Luanda route was the most profitable route from 1998 until 2015.

The situation changed when the Angolan economy weakened and passenger demand for air travel declined, and to adapt to these economic changes, from 2016/17 Air Namibia reduced the number of flights from seven to six per week, then to five and by 2018/19 the number of flights was reduced to four per week, he explained.

The route was initially two flights per week since it was introduced in 1992 and went up to seven flights per week by 2014/15.

Van Vuuren said a decision was also taken after market analysis was done to temporarily suspend operations during the low season (June to September) to reduce losses for the airline.

Air Namibia restructured its operations to meet the current demand with the resumption of the route on Sunday, as the high season for the market approaches.

Source: Namibia Press Agency