Namibia gets new air carrier

German low cost carrier Condor Air has started a new route from Frankfurt to Windhoek indicating the growing interest in Namibia as a travel destination as European director of the Namibia Tourism Board.

Condor flies from Frankfurt to Windhoek Mondays and Thursdays, which is a day flight. Return flights from Windhoek are the same nights to Frankfurt.

Condor Air belongs to Thomas Cook Group Airlines and already flies to Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.

Another low fare airline, Flyafrica, intends to enter Namibia's air space early next year. Flyafrica is a joint venture between Swiss aviation company Nomad Aviation and the Flyafrica Group from Mauritius.

The local company will be known as Namibia flyafrica. Nomad Aviation is already operating in Namibia since several years under the trade name Bay Air.

According to a statement, Flyafrica wants to offer flights between Windhoek and Johannesburg at fares from N$799, significantly lower than what conventional air carriers offer.

Flyafrica started operations in Zimbabwe a few weeks ago and wants to introduce regional flights from Namibia to Zambia and Botswana.