Eros Airport-Ondangwa flights resume

01 Feb 2016 20:50pm
WINDHOEK, 01 FEB (NAMPA) – Air Namibia resumed its operations between Eros Airport in Windhoek and Ondangwa on Saturday after a temporary suspension of the service.
The operation was temporarily suspended from 20 December 2015 to allow for the rehabilitation of the runway of the Ondangwa Airport by the Namibia Airports Company (NAC).
A media statement issued on Sunday by Air Namibia's Manager for Corporate Communication Paul Nakawa said the Ondangwa Airport's runway is now rehabilitated and the airline’s Embraer ERJ 134 regional jets are able to land and take off from the said airport.
“We applaud our sister company (NAC) for having completed the work within the stipulated time. During the suspension period, we have been swamped with calls from many of our passengers asking when we are resuming with flights, which shows that they are enjoying the short time of flying,” he said.
The work, including the rehabilitation of the runway and renovation of fuel facilities and the airport terminal cost NAC about N.dollars 200 million.
Announcing the closure of the airport for renovations last year, NAC said after the renovations bigger aircraft such as the Airbus A319 would be able to land at the airport as the runway would be widened to 45 metres and 2.8 kilometres in length.
The completion of the runway also means the airport has now been upgraded from Category 3C to Category 4C.