Air Namibia has successfully launched their new Durban-bound flights via Gabarone on 30 October this year. The flights now operate four times a week through Botswana's capital, using Embraer ERJ-135s that can carry 37 passengers, Air Namibia says. The service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight SW742 will depart Durban at 11:35 and arrive in Gaborone at 12:55. The flight will depart Gaborone at 13:40 and arrive in Windhoek at 15:00. The return flight SW741 will depart Windhoek at 07:30 and arrive in Gaborone at 08:50. It will then depart Gaborone at 09:35 and arrive in Durban at 10:50. Tickets for the flight start from N$3659, or R3 665, return. The route is a brand new one for regional travel in southern Africa. Before the Gabarone link, Air Namibia's Windhoek-Maun route was the only link to Botswana from its home country. The new Durban stop now means Air Namibia serves three South African destinations from Windhoek, along with Cape Town and Johannesburg. The two destinations are the first to be confirmed following the announcement of a five-year route network and schedule development plan by the airline.