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FLYAFRICA.COM WILL LAUNCH OPERATIONS IN FOUR COUNTRIES OVER THE COMING MONTHS

The airline announced plans to establish a Namibian operation, with fares starting from R799 to Johannesburg from Windhoek. Fares exclude airport taxes of around US$35 (R386). The airline does not apply a fuel surcharge.

“This is part of our strategy to establish flyafrica as a pan-African airline. By December we’ll have announced a third destination in Southern Africa, followed shortly by a fourth,” group CEO, Adrian Hamilton-Manns, told Tourism Update.

The airline has also applied for a domestic licence to operate in South Africa. The Department of Transport said the application still needed to be presented to the Air Services Licensing Council for adjudication.

“This is with more of a long-term view,” Hamilton-Manns said. “We hope to launch operations late next year.”

Namibia flyafrica is the second airline launched by the flyafrica.com group, following Zimbabwe, and is a joint venture between Nomad Aviation, a Namibian-based airline, and Flyafrica Ltd, a Mauritius-based private equity aviation investment group.

The airline will operate scheduled regional flights from Namibia to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Windhoek to Johannesburg is the first route to be announced, with daily flights from Windhoek to Johannesburg from February 2. Sales via flyafrica.com opened on October 21. “Windhoek to Cape Town will follow shortly,” Hamilton-Manns said.

Source: Tourism Update






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