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Lufthansa Announces Increased Weekly Flights To Namibia

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Written by See Africa Today

Namibia is set to receive more international tourists beginning March courtesy of German airline, Lufthansa.

Lufthansa has announced that it will double the number of flights between Namibia and Frankfurt in March and April.

Andre Schulz, Lufthansa group’s general manager for southern Africa and East Africa made the announcement.

Schulz said that Lufthansa will add two more direct flights on Sundays and Mondays between Frankfurt and Windhoek.

“We will be adding a fourth and fifth frequency between Windhoek and Frankfurt, further strengthening our commitment and ties to the Namibian market,” Schulz said.

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Due to COVID-19 pandemic, most international flights to Namibia remained grounded for the better part of 2020.

Namibia has so far recorded 32, 425 COVID-19 cases and 319 fatalities.

Lufthansa assesses travel risk based on the number of new COVID-19 cases recorded weekly.

A decline in the number of cases in Namibia was part of the reason why Lufthansa announced its plan to increase the frequency of flights from Frankfurt to Namibia in March and April. By then, the weekly infection rates may be lower than they are in January.

All passenger boarding Lufthansa are required to present a negative COVID-19 test conducted not more than 48 hours before boarding the flight.

Having established strong ties with Germany, Namibia which is a former German protectorate had the European country’s national airline resume international flights in August.

Most of the other international airlines have not been as active as Lufthansa has been since August.

Namibia is a major tourist hub in Southern Africa.

This Southern African is well endowed with large open spaces, most of which are leading national parks and nature reserves. The terrain in Namibia is peculiar in the sense that you can sweat it out in a desert safari but also take a long, relaxing swim in its beaches which are not usually far from the desert point.

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Besides the popular parks dotted by wild animals of every kind, the Sand dunes in the Namib Desert,  and canyons are the icing of the cake.

Namibia’s south region boasts of having the largest canyon – a deep gorge with a river flowing in it – in Africa.  The Fish River Canyon is the second most visited tourist attraction spot in Namibia measuring 800 km long and 27 km wide and a depth of 550 metres.

Cutting deep into the plateau, Fish River Canyon is the longest river in Namibia flowing in the summer, leaving pools of water during other seasons of the year. Its waters which also flow into the Hardap Dam has made it the largest water reservoir in Namibia.

The famous Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park has been formed in part by the canyon and is managed by the State.

History has it that Fish River Canyon was formed more than a billion years ago when a huge mountain range brought down the range into a plain which turned into an ocean over 650 million years ago.

Fish River Canyon started forming 350 million years ago from this ocean aided by tectonic faults that ended up forming the valley of Fish River.

 

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