Turkish Airlines plans Windhoek flights

October 12, 2023 1416

Turkish Airlines plans to launch flights to Windhoek as part of an ambitious initiative by the airline to add 53 new destinations by the end of the year.

Other African destinations in the pipeline include Luanda, Lusaka, and Juba.

The plan to introduce Windhoek flights comes as Qatar Airways has already announced that it will suspend passenger flights to the country from November 23.

The development coincides with the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) revealing in July that Zambia Airways, Edelweiss, and KLM also have plans to launch flights to Windhoek.

Zimbabwean national airline, Air Zimbabwe, has also been linked to plans to commence flights between Harare and Windhoek, capitalizing on an opening in the market left by the collapse of Air Namibia.

South African low-budget airline FlySafair has also announced plans to offer daily flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek by the third quarter of this year, after obtaining permission from the International Air Services Council to operate commercial flights to the destination, among three others.

Namibia has witnessed an increase in interest for flights to Hosea Kutako International Airport. Lufthansa Group has increased its Eurowings Discover flight frequencies to 10 flights per week, including the Victoria Falls route, effective from March 27, 2023, until the end of October 2023. Ethiopian Airlines, on the other hand, increased its flight frequencies to seven flights weekly, effective from March 28, 2023.

According to its roadshow presentation, Turkish Airlines currently operates a fleet of 429 aircraft, serving 291 destinations across 128 countries. - The Brief/TravelNews

 

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