Air Namibia has advised that it has postponed its re-entry to Ghana as a result of “external factors; non-availability of departure slot at Kotoka Airport.”
As a result, the initial commencement flight originally scheduled on 25 March, has been delayed until 29 June.
According to media reports sources at the High Commission, Ghana Airports Company Limited and the Aviation Minister worked hard to assist the Airline secure the slot, but it remained impossible due to the current congestion around that time.
Air Namibia closed down its operations in Ghana in 2014 after operating the Accra-Johannesburg-Windhoek route for five years. Operations were closed at the time because of low passenger numbers attributed mainly to the difficulty in securing Namibian visas.
The High Commission explained that with the establishment of the Namibian High Commission in Ghana in 2015 and the subsequent development of stronger ties with Ghana which has culminated in the establishing of the Ghana-Namibia Friendship Association, visa acquisition issues have now been addressed.
The re-entry into the Ghanaian market means the Airline will combine with its flights to Lagos, Nigeria, in a grand strategy to grow its business in the West African enclave.
According to the press release, days of operation namely Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, will not change and the Airline will use its Airbus A319 fleet which offers a seat configuration of 16 Business Class and 96 Economy Class seats.