Cape Town - Lufthansa Group owned subsidiary, Eurowings, on Tuesday announced a new route from Hosea
Kutako International Airport, Namibia’s capital city Windhoek
to Cologne Bonn Airport, western Germany, starting on July 13, 2017.
According to Eurowings the brand new route is scheduled to operate twice weekly flight on a Monday and Thursday and will continue the commitment that links South Africa to Germany and Europe’s major tourist and
business hubs, by adding Windhoek, Namibia to its global network.
Eurowings says, the route will operate using an Airbus A330
– the company's largest aircraft on their fleet – extending Lufthansa Group's presense in the country.
Lufthansa group already has 178 weekly frequencies to 36 destinations in 27 countries
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Lufthansa Southern Africa General Manager, Andre Schulz, says the new route will extends the Lufthansa’s Group vision to
provide leisure and business travellers access to memorable experiences and
“The time was right for us to introduce this route
in the light of the growing business and tourism demands for routes to Southern
Africa. The Lufthansa Group recognises the importance of connecting more of
Southern Africa to the world, and the world to Africa.
“With Namibia, being an important
market for us, we plan to grow by providing travellers in Namibia easier and
faster access to Germany, Europe, and to all the 255 destinations in 101
countries worldwide that the Lufthansa Group’s airlines serve,” says Shulz.
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