FlyNamibia cancels flights due to safety issues

FlyNamibia cancelled its scheduled flights to and from Lüderitz Airport on Thursday following mechanical issues.

This was prompted by an unforeseen mechanical issue with the fire-fighting vehicle operated by the Namibia Airports Company (NAC).

The vehicle is vital in ensuring passenger safety during airport operations.

FlyNamibia said its decision to cancel flights on Thursday is rooted in its commitment to passenger safety and compliance with aviation regulations.

“Safety remains our utmost priority at FlyNamibia, and we are committed to adhering to all safety regulations and guidelines set by the relevant authorities. According to aviation regulations, it is imperative that airports have a functioning fire-fighting vehicle on standby to ensure the safety of passengers and crew in case of emergencies,” the company said.

It said the NAC is actively addressing the fire-fighting vehicle’s mechanical problems.

“We are optimistic that regular flight operations to and from Lüderitz Airport will resume as soon as the necessary repairs are completed,” FlyNamibia said.

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