THE Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has welcomed back TAAG Angola at the Hosea Kutako International Airport, which now boasts a revamped and expanded terminal building since last time the airline was at the airport.
TAAG Angolan Airline Team Leader Carla Duarte, said the airline last operated the Windhoek-Luanda route on 19 March 2020, and that it was suspended due to the travel restrictions related to Covid-19.
“We are pleased to be back again. The route has been very close to operations and resuming it means so much and gives a lot of impetus to economic and social revival amid the Covid-19 pandemic”, said Duarte.
TAAG Angola arrived with 64 passengers on its resumption flight and will be serving the Luanda-Windhoek route twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays – with the new DASH 8-400 Fleet.
NAC Chief Executive Officer, Bisey /Uirab, said they are excited to have TAAG Angola back on the shores as it is good for business and great for the economic and cultural ties that the two countries share.
/Uirab added that airlines help generate trade, promote tourism, and create employment opportunities, while air transport enables millions of people to connect in cultural exchange, and it also boosts the tourism industry, which is a major economic factor both in the original countries and in the tourist destination countries.
As the world continues to open up amid a controlled Covid-19 pandemic, NAC now has Airlink, FlyWestair, Ethiopian Airways, Eurowings Discover, and TAAG Angola calling at HKIA, with more airlines expected before the end of 2021.