Air Namibia’s Ondangwa to Walvis Bay
Air Namibia commenced flights between Ondangwa and Walvis Bay on 21 November, with the ground crew and passengers showing their enthusiasm for the new service at the latter airport. Flights will operate three times weekly on the airline’s ERJ 135s. The 583-kilometre route will face no direct competition.
- Air Namibia began flights between Ondangwa (OND) and Walvis Bay (WVB) on 21 November. The 583-kilometre route will be flown by the national carrier three times weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) on its fleet of 37-seat ERJ 135s. According to the airline’s social media accounts, the inaugural service carried 25 passengers, representing a load factor of 68%. No other airline currently operates on the city pairing between the northern and coastal cities in Namibia, meaning that Air Namibia is still the sole provider of domestic flights in the African nation. By introducing direct flights on this routing, it now means people can travel between the two destinations in 60 minutes, as opposed to an eight-hour drive. This route also becomes the only domestic route in Namibia that does not connect to either of the two capital airports in Windhoek.