|Harare route excites Air Namibia|
|Thursday, 07 June 2012 00:00|
Brazilian-made Embraer ERJ-135 twin-jet aircraft to service the route.
“Our load factor has been averaging 40 percent and rising to about 80 percent in some instances which is quite good given that we have just re-introduced this route,” he said.
Mr Zaranyika said there has been an encouraging response from Zimbabweans travelling to Walvis Bay to collect their vehicles imported mainly from the United Kingdom. In addition, he said Zimbabwean professionals working in Namibia have also welcomed the introduction of the route as it offers a convenient means for them to travel between Harare and Windhoek.
“We are very encouraged by the response that we have been getting and we are looking at the possibility of introducing daily flights in the near future. We are also looking at the possibility of introducing morning and evening flights,” he said.
Mr Zaranyika said the airline stands ready to facilitate the cultural, political and business synergies that are being concluded between the two countries through the provision of a fast and reliable airline service.
Harare-Windhoek route to connect to other destinations like West Africa and Cape Town.
“We have seen the crystallisation of the ideas we had when we introduced this route. We hope to continue providing a comfortable and safe mode of transport for people intending to explore Namibia for business and leisure,” he said.
“At the moment we have a three-member team headed by Mr Zaranyika that is currently operating from Meikles Hotel while we wait to move to our new offices at Joina City. Recruitment of additional staff is ongoing,” he said.