Hosea Kutako International Airport is a public airport that serves the city of Windhoek, and is located approximately 45 kilometres east of the city. It is considered as Namibia’s primary airport that serves as a hub for Air Namibia, the national airline of Namibia. The airport has two runways with asphalt surface, designated 08/26, with length of 4,532 metres, or 14,869 feet, and the second runway designated 16/34, with length of 1,524 metres, or 5,000 feet. However, since its modernizing makeover in 2009, Hosea Kutako International Airport now only has one terminal with one departure and one arrival hall, with the main runway designated 08/26.
As the largest and capital city of Namibia, the airport receives an influx of passengers that usually have their eyes set for safari destinations in the country. The airport is capable of handling at most 814, 810 passengers on an annual basis, sending off 17, 514 aircraft movements.
What to see & do
In Windhoek, the first thing you should do is to explore its wildlife conservation. Topping the list would be the Cats Unlimited, which helps with the conservation of big cats and other mammals. The expedition is just outside Windhoek and can be easily accessed from the centre. If you don’t feel like going on a wildlife adventure yet, tame down and visit the Zoo Park instead. The Zoo Park served as a public zoo until 1962. Today, it serves as a leisurely stroll from nearby employees and shady retreat for anyone who passes by the park. The Zoo Park also serves as a site memorial of Stone Age elephant hunt, and a living proof of this would be the elephants and several quartz tools unearthed outside the park in early 1960s.
You should also visit the Christuskirche, Windhoek’s best recognized landmark that serves as the official-unofficial symbol of the city. The German Lutheran Church sits still on a traffic island lording over the city centre. The building was designed in conflicting neo-Gothic and art nouveau styles, with the façade looking edible to the likes of a gingerbread house.
How to get around
There is no public transit in Windhoek, but there are a number of shared taxis similar to South African cities. Shared taxis primarily run between townships and main industrial and commercial areas of the city. Since shared taxis do no run on a fixed bus route, they charged in accordance with the kilometres covered by the route, meaning that fares between destinations may not always be the same. If you feel uncomfortable taking shared taxis, you can hire on-demand taxis all by yourself at a cost.
How to get there
You can book a flight and reach Hosea Kutako International Airport via Skyscanner, your online source for cheap flights and tickets. Hosea Kutako International Airport is being serviced by airlines such as Airlink, Air Namibia, British Airways, South African Airways, South African Express, and TAAG Angola Airlines. The aforementioned airlines serve flights going to and fro Cape Town, Frankfurt, Harare, Johannesburg-OR Tambo, Luanda, Lüderitz, Lusaka, Maun, Oranjemund, Victoria Falls, Walvis Bay, and Luando Catumbela. More often than not, most passengers travelling to and from Namibia travel via OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, with about 18 direct scheduled flights between the two destinations.
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