Air Namibia will again fly to Accra, Ghana, and this time around through Lagos, Nigeria, as a connection route between Windhoek and Accra.
The route will start this month June and the airline says the reason it is going back to West Africa is because its business plan “fits in with growing the business and increasing our footprint on the African continent”.
Air Namibia previously operated a direct flight between Windhoek and Accra, but the service was suspended in 2013.
Now Air Namibia is hoping to have good traffic and generate good revenue from the combination of passengers and cargo moving between Lagos and Accra. It is also hoping to feed that traffic to Southern Africa destinations through Windhoek. “The operation fits within our existing capacity in terms of aircraft and crew,thereby improving the utilization rates of these resources, while increasing revenue catchment opportunities. Especially as it means we are entering Africa’s largest regional air travel market,” said Advocate Mandi Samson, Air Namibia acting managing director.
“The operating schedule and flight timings allow smooth and convenient connections inbound and outbound to our regional flights, connecting West Africa via Windhoek to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Harare, Lusaka, Vic Falls, Gaborone, Walvis Bay and Durban,” said the airline in a statement.