Namibia: Eurowings Discover launches flight to Windhoek

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THE Lufthansa Group, in collaboration with the Namibia Airports Company (NAC) yesterday hosted the inaugural Eurowings Discover flight at Hosea Kutako International Airport.

The flight touched down at the airport as the brand new leisure airline, Eurowings Discover, began operations from Frankfurt to Windhoek.

NAC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bisey / Uirab said the flight would provide better air connectivity to the European market and the rest of the world.

The continuation and extension of the direct air link from Frankfurt to Windhoek will help make travel more convenient and smoother.

“This will result in increased passenger movement and revenue generation. We remain committed to providing improved customer services at our airport, which is currently under renovation,” he said.

Esther Kaapanda, executive director of works and transport, said the launch was timely.

She said the Lufthansa Group continues to be a strategic partner in promoting Namibia as a logistics hub in southern Africa and a preferred tourist destination in line with national development efforts.

“The arrival of Eurowings Discover at our international airport brings new hope to revive tourism and generate economic development, business and commerce during these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic,” Kaapanda said.

Captain Wolfgang Raebiger, who is also the CEO of the new airline, operated the first flight to Windhoek, which was greeted with an event and special guests including German Ambassador Herbert Beck.

“This flight marks an important milestone for our new airline, Eurowings Discover. From today we will resume the route between Germany and Namibia, which has already been successfully served in recent years by the Lufthansa Group.

“Windhoek has always been a popular holiday destination for travelers from all over the world, and we are happy to continue to offer our guests the opportunity to travel to this beautiful country – even on a longer schedule.

“By handing over this route to its new leisure airline, the Lufthansa Group underlines both the importance of Namibia as a destination in its tourism portfolio, as well as its commitment to the southern African region,” said said Raebiger.

“By celebrating the launch of Eurowings Discover landing for the first time on Namibian soil, not only are we making history today, but we are also offering our Namibian customers the opportunity to reconnect with their families and friends back home. abroad at very competitive rates. he said.

Eurowings Discover is the only European airline currently offering direct flights to Namibia.

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