Flyafrica delays JHB-Windhoek flights

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According to eTNW, Flyafrica.com has delayed the launch date of its flights between Johannesburg (South Africa) and Namibia by six weeks.

The inaugural flight, which was scheduled for 2 March, was initially postponed for two weeks pending the Civil Aviation Authority’s final approval to operate on the route. This would have pushed the new launch date to today (16 March).

However, the airline has announced that it is still awaiting final government approval and will therefore cancel its Windhoek (Namibia) flights for another six weeks. 

“Final approval could come through today or tomorrow, but we need to give people certainty, which is why we’ve decided to halt operations for six weeks,” said Adrian Hamilton-Manns, Flyafrica CEO.

The airline had also planned to launch flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka (Zambia), using Fifth Freedom rights between South Africa and Namibia. This process will also now be delayed.

Affected passengers will be offered refunds irrespective of when they are travelling.