Cricket Namibia partners Westair

By Confidente Reporter

CRICKET Namibia and FlyWestair Aviation recently announced a two-year long barter agreement where the airline will be the preferred airline partner for Cricket Namibia regionally and internationally.

Cricket Namibia chief executive office, Johan Muller said the sport of cricket was lucky to get such sponsorship during the current tough environment the world is experiencing due to the pandemic.

“We are extremely fortunate to partner with FlyWestair and it is an advantage for us with their flexible flight schedules. We are glad that Cricket Namibia will be supporting a local entity that will in the end benefit the country’s economic state,” said Muller.

Cricket Namibia vice president Polly Negongo said the partnership will make life easier for the players to participate at both local and international events.

“The partnership makes our plans easier locally and internationally, thank you FlyWestair,” said Negongo.

Henri van Schalkwyk, FlyWestair CEO, said his company was delighted to partner with the country’s best performing national sports team, especially with the strides the team has made in the past two years on the global stage.

The country’s men senior cricket team is set to make its debut at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s T20 World Cup later this year.

“The pandemic has been a blight on both travel and international sports. FlyWestair hopes to make the team’s travels easy, safe and enjoyable under the current limitations. As a proudly Namibian airline we are here to support our country and its people by continuing to deliver exceptional on-time service. Last year we were able to conduct many repatriation flights while continuing as far as possible within the travel restrictions to offer our scheduled services.

“We will continue to strive towards getting our passengers, and now also our national cricket stars, to their destinations safely and on time,” said van Schalkwyk.

FlyWestair Aviation Limited is a registered Namibian airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services and it is also a fully integrated aviation service provider based at Eros Airport.

FlyWestair operates scheduled routes between Windhoek and four destinations – Cape Town, Johannesburg, Ondangwa and Walvis Bay.