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Air Namibia
Logo Air Namibia.svg
IATA
SW
ICAO
NMB
Callsign
NAMIBIA
Founded 1946 (as South West Air Transport)
Hubs Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport
Windhoek Eros Airport
Frequent flyer program Reward$
Fleet size 7
Destinations 14
Headquarters Windhoek, Namibia
Key people
Website http://www.airnamibia.com.na/

Air Namibia is the national airline of Namibia, headquartered in the Trans Namib Building in Windhoek.[1] It operates scheduled domestic, regional, and international passenger and freight services. Its international hub is Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport with a domestic services hub at the smaller Windhoek Eros Airport[2].

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History

An Air Namibia MD-11 at Windhoek Hosea Kutako

The airline was established in 1946 as South West Air Transport and started operations in 1948. It was later renamed South West Airways in 1959. South West merged with Namib Air in 1978, retaining the Namib Air title. The government of Namibia acquired majority shareholdings in 1982 making it the national airline in 1987. It was renamed again to the current name of Air Namibia in October 1991 after the independence of the country[2]. In the 1990s Boeing 747 aircraft were used for services to Europe. Since 2004 a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 has been used for these services, as well as a newly obtained Airbus A340-300, which entered service late 2005. As of early September 2006, Air Namibia has obtained a second A340-300, as part of the long haul cost cutting and service efficiency program. Air Namibia has shown an interest in Airbus A319/A320 aircraft to replace ageing Boeing 737-200's currently serving regional and domestic routes.

Destinations

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Africa

City Airport Code Airport Name Aircraft Remarks
IATA ICAO
Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia
Lüderitz LUD FYLZ Lüderitz Airport Be1900 SW856
Mpacha MPA FYMP Mpacha Airport Be1900 SW405
Ondangwa OND FYOA Ondangwa Airport Be1900 SW154 & SW156
Oranjemund OMD FYOG Oranjemund Airport Be1900 SW856 & SW858
Walvis Bay WVB FYWB Walvis Bay Airport Be1900/B737 SW856/SW748
Windhoek ERS FYWE Eros Airport Domestic Hub
Windhoek WDH FYWH Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport International Hub
Flag of Angola.svg Angola
Luanda LAD FNLU Quatro de Fevereiro Airport B737 SW172
Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana
Maun MUB FBMN Maun Airport Be1900 SW140
Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana
Accra ACC DGAA Kotoka International Airport A343 via Johannesburg
Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa
Cape Town CPT FACT Cape Town International Airport B737 SW742 & SW744
Johannesburg JNB FAJS OR Tambo International Airport B737 SW710 & SW712
Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia
Lusaka LSK FLLS Lusaka International Airport B737 via Johannesburg
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls VFA FVFA Victoria Falls Airport Be1900 SW140

Europe

City Airport Code Airport Name Aircraft Remarks
IATA ICAO
Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Frankfurt FRA EDDF Frankfurt International Airport A343 SW285/SW286

Flights between Windhoek and London Gatwick were suspended at the end of May 2009.[3]

Fleet

The Air Namibia fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of 29 November 2009)[2] :

External links

References

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Air Namibia. Retrieved on October 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Flight International 27 March 2007
  3. ^ SA Promo - AIR NAMIBIA Suspend Services from Gatwick

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