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Air Namibia starts direct flights from Accra

Air Namibia-Ghana, has commenced direct flights from Accra to Johannesburg, South Africa and Windhoek, Namibia.

The flights, the first of which commenced on Saturday, November 21, 2009, would fly five times a week.

Dedicating a town office for Air Namibia in Accra on Sunday, Mr Joseph Shipepe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Airline, said a study conducted by the airline revealed great potential in the Accra-Johannesburg route.

“We look at it not only in terms of business but also, re-visiting the long standing friendship between Ghana and Namibia,” hew said.

He said the flights also served as a means of integrating the West African and South African regions.

Mr Shipepe urged staff of Air Namibia-Ghana to be dedicated, hard working and disciplined in order to ensure the success of the airline.

Mr Peter Addai, Country Manager of the Airline said: “We are very much aware of the task ahead and we would do all that it takes to ensure that Air Namibia succeeds,” he said.

Ms Milinga Muyunda, Acting General Manager, Commercial Services said: “It is a very big challenge, which we are willing to take with both hands. We are willing to do it and we can”.

She said Air Namibia was soon going to be “a citizen of Ghana.

“We are going to work hard and make sure we get that citizenship,” she added.

The town office was dedicated and blessed by the Rev. Father Fred Agyeman

In the last five years, Air Namibia has been adjudged the best regional airline.

Source: GNA

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