Air Namibia started flights to Nigeria on June 29, with four-weekly flights from the southwest African country’s capital, Windhoek, to the West African nation’s commercial capital, Lagos.
The flight will also connect the Ghanaian capital, Accra.
The flights operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition to passengers, the airline will also provide cargo services, linking customers to a network connecting African destinations including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda, Harare, Lusaka, Victoria Falls, Gaborone, Durban and Walvis Bay from its hub in Windhoek.
Air Namibia is seeking to close a market gap that currently exists in connecting air passengers between west and southern Africa.
“This much needed service gives our passengers a better alternative travel option, reducing travel times between Namibia and West Africa by more than 60 percent,’’ Mandi Samson, the airline’s managing director, said in a statement. “We are entering Africa’s largest regional air travel market.”
The airline will operate on the West African route with the Airbus A319 aircraft, with 16 business class and 96 economy seats as well as space for two tons of cargo.