Lufthansa Group’s leisure carrier, Eurowings Discover airline has increased its flight schedule from five to seven weekly flights between Frankfurt and Windhoek. This, operated as a year-round service, has placed Windhoek as the most frequently served destination in the flight schedule of the airline.
The airline will also be extending its flights to ten weekly flights during the northern summer peak season starting from July 2 to September 11.
The flights depart Hosea Kutako International Airport every day in the early evening and the three additional services during summer will be scheduled on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Windhoek early in the morning.
Eurowings Discover is the only European airline currently offering direct flights between Europe and Namibia.
CEO of the airline, Wolfgang Raebiger says that Windhoek had been the third destination that was added to their flight schedule back in August 2021. He says ever since, the service has been most popular and best booked routes.
“This is why we are delighted to further expand our flight programme to and from Windhoek this summer. Eurowings Discover has developed a long-term growth strategy for Namibia and the Southern African region to further support the attractiveness of Namibia for German and European holidaymakers,” says the CEO.
From the end of March to mid-November, three weekly services will be operated as tag legs with an onward flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The route is offered on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with a short stopover in Windhoek.
Furthermore, regulatory approval has been granted to Eurowings Discover to also make its flights available for travellers from Namibia to fly to Victoria Falls.
From mid-April, travellers from Namibia can visit the natural wonder of Victoria Falls with just a two-hour flight.
According to General Manager, Lufthansa Group, Southern and East Africa, Dr André Schulz, that since the inception of its flights to Windhoek, Eurowings Discover had proactively played a pivotal role in supporting the restart of tourism in Namibia.
“These flights have gained immense popularity and the increase in demand has prompted us to deliver additional flights to/from Windhoek as well as introduce new direct flights between Windhoek and Victoria Falls.” He added that, in doing so, customers would benefit from a wider variety of choices and better offers when planning their journey.
“We believe that by expanding our Lufthansa Group footprint in Southern Africa, we are underlining our commitment to the region,” said Schulz.
The airline has also recently started direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany, to the Kruger National Park in November 2021. It is the first intercontinental airline ever to introduce scheduled air services to the greater Kruger National Park region.