In a classic example of “one man’s death is another man’s bread” FlyWestair is introducing new domestic routes and expanding frequencies between Windhoek and Ondangwa.
This comes hot on the heels of the demise of rival Air Namibia.
While the national airline collapsed as a result of unprofitability and high operational costs associated with the aviation industry, the smaller FlyWestair seems to be proving that profitability is possible in the aviation industry.
Before the dust has settled on the demise of Air Namibia, FlyWestair released a statement saying:
“FlyWestair hereby announces the addition of two additional ﬂights per week between Windhoek (Eros Airport) and Ondangwa (Andimba Toivo Ya Toivo Airport) eﬀective 15 March 2021.
“This is in addition to the two ﬂights per week that have already been operational since the end of the regional lockdowns in Namibia. Flights between Windhoek and Ondangwa will now operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
“FlyWestair would also like to inform the travelling public of our intention to start servicing other domestic destinations which will connect Windhoek (Eros Airport) with Katima Mulilo, Rundu, Lüderitz and Oranjemund.
“FlyWestair already has the ability to operate these routes; however, the launch date for these new routes is currently pending due to procedural delays caused by the Transportation Commission of Namibia being unable to call for a hearing to approve the routes.
“FlyWestair understands the urgency that exists for the travelling public and is in contact with the Ministry of Transport on the matter and trust it will be resolved soon.”