Privately-owned regional airline resumes flights between Namibia, S/Africa


Windhoek, Oct. 14, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) Airlink, a privately-owned regional airline, on Wednesday, resumed passenger services linking Namibia and South Africa, with scheduled Windhoek-Cape Town and Walvis Bay-Johannesburg flights.

Airlink said in a statement that it follows the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions that curtailed travel between the neighbouring countries.

Airlink Chief Executive Officer, Rodger Foster, said “Airlink is delighted to have re-established these vital air services that sustain trade, business, tourism and family ties between two closely connected markets’’.

Foster said connections are also available to Airlink’s other South African destinations, such as Durban, George, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, Upington, Kimberley, Polokwane, Hoedspruit, Nelspruit, Skukuza, Pietermaritzburg, and Mthatha.

“Over the coming few weeks, Airlink will also be resuming services to additional destinations throughout the SADC region,’’ he said, referring to the Southern African Development Community.

The SADC has 16 member states, Angola, Botswana, Comoros, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Airlink, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, mainly acts as a feeder airline between small towns and larger hub airports.

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