20 April 2021
Airlink Appoints New Country Manager for Namibia and Zimbabwe
Airlink, the independent Southern African regional airline, has appointed airline industry veteran, Willem “Wimpie” Janse van Vuuren, as its new Country Manager for Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Mr van Vuuren joined Airlink on 1 April 2021 and is based in Windhoek, Namibia.
“Wimpie, who has gained valuable experience and knowledge in the specialised areas of airline commercial, cabin services and out-station operations over a number of years, will be an important asset to our team as we strengthen our presence in the Namibian and Zimbabwe markets,” said Airlink CEO and Managing Director, Rodger Foster.
Mr van Vuuren was a founding member of the Namibian Police’s Commercial Branch before joining that country’s former national airline, within which he held a number of senior positions in Namibia and in Europe.
Airlink was established in 1992 and is an independent, privately-owned and BBBEE airline. It offers travellers a wide choice of flights across its comprehensive network of Southern African destinations, which it serves with a fleet of more than 50 modern jetliners.
Like its industrious sunbird icon, in 2019 Airlink carried more than two million customers on more than 63 000 flights and its network includes more than 30 destinations in 10 African countries and St Helena Island*. Airlink’s flight schedule is regularly updated and reflects the effects of COVID-19 and associated travel restrictions. The latest information is available on the Airlink website here.
Airlink was South Africa’s most punctual airline in 2020**. In March 2021, 98.03% of Airlink flights departed on-time, illustrating its laser-focus on providing customers with excellent and reliable service.
* Flights serving St Helena Island will resume when the current travel restrictions are lifted.
**measured by the Airports Company South Africa.