#AfriTravel: Airlink increases capacity between Joburg and Walvis Bay route

2018-07-10 10:30
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Travellers to Namibia will, from the beginning of August, find it simpler to get exploring in the dunes, deserts and beaches of the beautiful Southern African nation.

SEE: Spectacular Namibia: Adventuring along Skeleton Coast, Damaraland and Etosha

From 30 July 2018, in response to market requests, Airlink will increase capacity on its Johannesburg to Walvis Bay service offerings with a bigger plane.

Introducing one of their newly acquired 74-seater Embraer 170 E-Jet to the route, Airlink will provide customers with enhanced comfort for their travels thanks to a generous seat pitch and six expansive business class seats.

SEE: Namibia's Skeleton Coast: A 4x4 adventure full of surprises

Featuring a cabin layout with two plus two abreast seating, significant overhead bin space and large, eye-level windows that allow plenty of natural light into the cabin, the E-Jet carrying travellers to Namibia will help ensure their holiday starts off smoothly. All passengers will have an option between window and aisle.

The news comes as part of a gradual trend that has seen the aviation industry taking to the skies and making Namibia a destination of first choice for many travellers around the world. In 2017 Eurowings launched a new route from Hosea Kutako International Airport in Namibia’s capital city Windhoek to Cologne Bonn Airport, western Germany.

Prior to that development, Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia started a codeshare agreement that sought to expand the travel opportunities for the passengers of the airlines.

Thinking of a trip to Namibia? Make sure to check out our Quick guide to Namibia: Visa-free travel for South Africans