07 Jul 2020

Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) readies for its restart plan under the heading “Resumption of Activities” to ensure the airport readiness upon the resumption of international flights as borders are to gradually open under the provisions of the State of the Emergency Regulations on COVID-19.

Namibia graduated to Stage 4 on 30 June to 17 September 2020, and HKIA will importantly aid the Government’s Targeted International Tourism Revival Initiative effective 15 July to 15 August 2020.

NAC Chief Executive Officer Bisey /Uirab explains how Namibia’s flagship airport HKIA is getting ready for the resumption of international flights.

“We are working tirelessly with all stakeholders to ensure that our airport is ready as per the Stage 4 Regulations. We must play our part to revive the economy and are setting in motion all that is required to facilitate the resumption of commercial flight operations at HKIA as part of the targeted international tourism revival initiative”, /Uirab says.

Social Distancing Measures such as floor and seat stickers, messages on mandatory wearing of masks are visible at HKIA as well as sanitiser’ dispensers to mention but a few and other messages via the public service announcement system.

NAC has also acquired thermostats and adequate materials for regular disinfections of facilities at all eight airports.

For the Targeted International Tourism Revival Initiative, a stakeholders meeting is set for 09 July 2020 in collaboration with the tourism and hospitality partners were further discussion on modalities will be undertaken in preparation for the commencement of the initiative.