Flyafrica.com, Africa’s low fare airline, today announced Namibia as the next step in its Pan Africa low fare strategy. Namibia joins Zimbabwe in the flyafrica.com airline family. With fares from R799 for flights between Windhoek and Johannesburg, Namibia flyafrica will revolutionise travel and bring low fares to regional passengers. Flyafrica.com will operate daily flights from Windhoek to Johannesburg from Monday 02 February 2015. Sales via flyafrica.com will commence from 21 October 2014 and travel agency sales will commence shortly after.
Namibia flyafrica will operate scheduled regional flights from Namibia to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Windhoek to Johannesburg is the first route to be announced, with others to follow shortly.
Namibia is the second airline launched by the flyafrica.com group and is a joint venture between Nomad Aviation, a Namibian based airline, and Flyafrica Ltd, a Mauritius based private equity aviation investment group.
“Namibia flyafrica is a key part of our strategy to build airlines in Africa that will combine low fares with global standards of safety and quality,” says Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Group CEO of flyafrica.com. “Namibia flyafrica is the newest member of the flyafrica.com family and is part of our roll-out plan to introduce multiple airlines across Africa operating under the flyafrica.com brand. We are proud of today’s announcement and delighted that Nomad chose to partner with us in this exciting project.”
“Nomad is equally excited to be partnering with flyafrica.com to introduce low fares to the Namibian market,” explains Clifford Strydom, CEO of Nomad Aviation. “Nomad has been operating a successful airline in Namibia since 1989, but we have always wanted to offer more to the travelling public. Our partnership with flyafrica.com delivers what we have always wanted: low fares and exceptional service. Travellers to Namibia have paid too much for too long and the launch of Namibia flyafrica will change that.“
Flyafrica.com has committed to revolutionising air travel in Africa. As part of this commitment the airline does not apply a fuel surcharge – which can more than double the cost of the fare. “Fuel surcharges are simply double charging by airlines to hide the true cost of travel. We will never apply a fuel surcharge,” says Strydom.
With five Boeing 737s and today’s announcement of the second airline in the family, the growth of flyafrica.com is set to continue. Flyafrica.com is committed to providing fares that are always affordable to everyone who travels in Africa. Low fares are vital in developing trade and tourism in Africa and the launch of Namibia flyafrica in partnership with Nomad Aviation is another step in liberalising travel and reducing high regional fares.
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23 October 2014