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Encyclopedia > Air Namibia
Air Namibia
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
Key people
Website: http://www.airnamibia.com.na

Air Namibia is the national airline of Namibia, based in Windhoek. 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[1]. Image File history File links AirNamibia-logo. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH, ICAO: FYWH) is the main international airport serving the Namibian capital city of Windhoek. ... Eros Airport or Windhoek Eros Airport (IATA: ERS, ICAO: FYWE) is an airport in Windhoek, Namibia. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Namibia. ... --193. ... An Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline An airline provides air transport services for passengers or freight. ... --193. ... Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport (IATA: WDH, ICAO: FYWH) is the main international airport serving the Namibian capital city of Windhoek. ... --> Eros Airport is the busy hub of general aviation in Namibia. ...

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History

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[1]. 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 have shown an interest in Airbus A319/A320 aircraft to replace ageing Boeing 737-200's currently serving regional and domestic routes.[citation needed] Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A320 is a short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Airbus. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ...


Destinations

Air Namibia operates the following services (as at April 2007): Angola Luanda (Quatro de Fevereiro Airport) Botswana Maun (Maun Airport) Namibia Lüderitz Mpacha Ondangwa Oranjemund Walvis Bay Windhoek South Africa Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) Zimbabwe Victoria Falls (Victoria Falls Airport) Germany Frankfurt...

Fleet

The Air Namibia fleet consists of the following aircraft (at March 2007)[1] : Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Air Namibia Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(Business/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A340-300 2 278 (44/234) Long haul
Europe (London Gatwick and Frankfurt)
Ex Lufthansa aircrafts
Beechcraft 1900D 3 19 Domestic routes On lease from Executive Turbine
Boeing 737-200 4 107 (20/87) Short and medium haul
Domestic and Regional routes
On Lease from Safair
Total number of aircraft 9

Air Namibia, as part of an airline re-structure have shown interest in the Airbus A319/A320 Jets to serve the increasing demand for Regional routes especially to Johannesburg and Cape Town, where currently 2 ageing leased Boeing 737-200's operate.[citation needed] For the road in England, see A340 road. ... The Beechcraft 1900 Beechliner is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft}. It was designed as and is primarily used as a regional airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is an American short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... Safair is an aircraft charter, cargo and leasing company based in South Africa. ...


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Air Namibia now has three B1900Ds and one 1900C on lease from Executive Turbine. Image File history File links Commons-logo. ...


Two B737-500 aircraft are due to replace the two -200s in November 2007 (these -200s are registered V5-ANE and -AND)


References

  1. ^ a b c Flight International 27 March 2007

  Results from FactBites:
 
Air Namibia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (537 words)
Air Namibia is the national airline of the Republic of Namibia in southern Africa, based in the capital city of Windhoek.
Air Namibia has introduced a direct service between Windhoek and London Gatwick with connections from Cape Town and Johannesburg and operated by their McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft as well as their new Airbus A340-300.
Air Namibia, as part of a airline re-structure have shown interest in the Airbus A319/A320 Jets to serve the increasing demand for Regional routes especially to Johannesburg and Cape Town, where currently 4 ageing leased Boeing 737-200's operate.
Passenger Opinions about Air Namibia (3210 words)
Air Namibia not great on longhaul flights but regional flights OK. However, i have twice now been held up at WDH on flights to CPT, reason being that because there are only two small 737's servicing regional routes, delays aoften happen because of technical and passenger problems.
She has the highest praise for the friendliness and the helpfulness of the Air Namibia crew and staff in both directions and was even given a totally unexpected upgrade to Business Class for the leg from London to Windhoek.
We'd like to commend Air Namibia for the excellent job it did during a small crisis in March 2005 when a guinea fowl flew into an engine on take off, forced a landing and a new engine to be installed.
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