Ethiopian resumes flights to Namibia
Addis Ababa, September 14, 2020 (FBC) – Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), Africa’s largest airline, has resumed flight operations to Windhoek, Namibia.
According to Namibia Economist, Ethiopian arrived at the Hosea Kutako International Airport on Friday last week carrying 43 passengers and 11 crew members.
Speaking at the welcoming arrival, Namibia Airports Company, Chairperson, Dr. Leake Hangala said the arrival of the Ethiopian flight after a 6-month stoppage is a manifestation of the government’s commitment to revive the economic opportunities.
“It is also a concrete indication that airports are engines of economic growth, wealth and employment creation,” he added.
Speaking at the same occasion, Area Manager for Ethiopian Airlines, Tsige Gebresilassie, said Windhoek is among the 62 destinations in Africa that Ethiopian has been serving.
“We are very much grateful to the government of Namibia for giving us the permission to reinstate the passenger services and we prefer to keep our scheduled flights intact and hope the government will continue its support to create conducive environment.”
Since launching its first flight to Windhoek in 2016, Ethiopian has been providing four weekly passenger services connecting Namibia to various countries in Africa and the rest of the world.