NAC develops air services

The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has announced the setting up of a formal air service development program aimed at “procuring” new airline services in a move to deliver passenger traffic growth at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport.
In a statement, the NAC said the programme, known as “Fly Windhoek”, will be modelled on other successful European airport initiatives where stakeholders have joined forces to provide a package of incentives to help share the start-up risk of new routes. The programme also intends to support capacity growth on existing routes and build charter airline/tour operator-supported programmes, through various marketing support interventions.
Toska Sem, General Manager of Commercial Services at NAC said there is a widespread consensus within the aviation industry to liberalise air transport access across African states.
“Accordingly, it is a good time to remind the international airline community that Namibia is a signatory to the Yamoussoukro Decision (YD) on the Liberalization of Air Transport Markets in Africa and is open for aviation business,” Sem said.