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South African Airways Relaunches Service to Windhoek in Namibia

South African Airways relaunched service to Windhoek, Namibia on Thursday. The inaugural flight was greeted at Kutako International Airport in Windhoek with great fanfare, as the carrier continues their restart strategy.

South African Airways Airbus A320 - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (December 8, 2022), South African Airways (SAA) announced the restart of service between Johannesburg and Windhoek, Namibia, a route that stretches back to the 1960’s. The inaugural restarted flight was greeted with great fanfare at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek on Thursday. The new route is part of SAA’s restart strategy, as the carrier continues to grow with the opening of routes to various regional destinations.

In Thursday’s announcement, South African Airways’ Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Fikile Mhlontlo, said,

“The SAA team is excited to be able to reconnect Namibia with friends, families, relatives, businesses, and members of diplomatic core, contributing to the growth in relations between the two nations. This is a route that SAA has flown for more than 60 years. The Namibians received the airline back to their land with much jubilation, love, and SAA is truly grateful for their support. As the world fully opens to post-Covid travel once more, SAA is looking forward to adding more routes at a greater frequency as demand increases in 2023. The airline will expand its network of routes, to support trade and tourism.

“We acknowledge and are humbled by the good support received from Namibian Government and the industry at large. More than anything, SAA seeks to enhance the experience of travellers in and out of South Africa and providing customer excellence with our award-winning hospitality that SAA is known for.”

Founded on February 1st, 1934, South African Airways (SAA) is a leading carrier in Africa and currently offers regional service between Johannesburg and Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka, Lagos, Mauritius and Windhoek, as well as flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The carrier is a member of the global Star Alliance network and offers passenger and cargo service, alongside related services provided through SAA and their wholly owned subsidiaries SAA Technical (SAAT) and Air Chefs, the airline’s catering entity. SAAT delivers high quality MRO services such as major airframe checks, engine overhaul, mechanical components, avionics and line maintenance.

Source: South African Airways


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