Air Namibia to continue with Frankfurt route

By Hilary Mare

AIR Namibia will continue to fly its flagship Frankfurt route and there is no cabinet decision to suspend the route, the parastatal has confirmed.

In a statement last week, noted that their Windhoek – Frankfurt – Windhoek (WDH – FRA – WDH) route had attracted media attention and featured in public discourse after media reports suggesting that Cabinet took a decision for the route to be discontinued due to its financial viability had surfaced.

Clarifying these reports, Paul Nakawa, Air Namibia’s Manager for Corporate Communication said that the airline is looking into a business that would propel the airline to sustainability.

“There has been no decision to suspend or terminate Air Namibia Frankfurt route by Cabinet. We wish to inform the flying public and all our esteemed stakeholders that Air Namibia shall continue to operate the WDH – FRA – WDH route as per the published schedule for the foreseeable future.

“The Board of Directors and Management, together with consultants recently appointed by the shareholder are engaged in a process of re-evaluating the strategy and supporting business model of Air Namibia that will ensure sustainability of the national airline as a going concern. The objective of this exercise is to identify opportunities to improve financial performance, enhance efficiency and reduce costs across the airline’s entire route network, including the Frankfurt route mentioned herein,” Nakawa said.