#AfriTravel: New routes from Namibia to west Germany

2017-02-21 17:08 - Unathi Nkanjeni
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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 market opportunities.

“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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