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Lagos and Accra added to flight network Air Namibia

Air Namibia plans to add Nigerian city Lagos and Ghanaian capital Accra to its route network. From 25th March next year, the Namibian carrier will take travelers from Windhoek to both cities and back, four times a week.

From Windhoek to Accra and back with Air Namibia

The routing for the two new destinations will be Windhoek-Lagos-Accra, while the return flight will go through the cities in reverse order. Air Namibia will depart from Windhoek on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The flight timings allow for smooth connections to regional flights, connecting West Africa via Windhoek to Southern cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town (both South Africa), Luanda (Angola), Harare, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and Lusaka (Zambia).

“This much-needed service will give our passengers a better alternative for their travel, and will reduce travel times between Namibia and West Africa by more than 60 percent,” said Mandi Samson, Air Namibia Acting Managing Director, in a statement. “We are happy to introduce our Award Winning Service in this market, and we are already receiving positive feedback on the launch of this new route.”

The managing director continued to say that the operation fits within Air Namibia's existing capacity in terms of aircraft and crew. "Thereby we are improving the utilization rates of these resources while increasing revenue catchment opportunities. Especially, as it means that we are entering Africa’s largest regional air travel market."

Air Namibia already operated flights connecting Windhoek to Accra in 2009. However, the service was suspended in 2013 because of its low financial performance.

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