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Air Namibia Phone Numbers:
- Cape Town : 021 936 2755/8
- OR Tambo : 11 978 5055
- General : 0860 109 716
- Windhoek : +264 61 299 6000

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Air Namibia Flights

Based in Windhoek, Air Namibia (IATA code SW) is the government-owned carrier of (surprise, surprise) Namibia. The airline is a full service carrier and has recently upgraded some of its fleet - so expect free food and drinks on flights, and perhaps a newish plane. The airline has numerous flights to Namibia from South Africa. You can catch an Air Namibia flight from Windhoek to Europe (Frankfurt), South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg), Angola (Luanda) and many destinations within Namibia.

Reviews

  • Kirsty was lucky enough to get upgraded to business class on Air Namibia: "What a fabulous way to start the trip! We were served juice, warm facecloths and newspapers while waiting for all the other passengers to find their seats, and breakfast was served with proper cutlery and crockery. With so much space there was no bumping elbows with your neighbour while trying to eat. Definitely the only way I want to fly from now on. On arrival into Windhoek, immigration was quick and easy."

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Air Namibia flights are operated on three Airbus A319-100s, two Airbus A320-200s (used for flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek), two Boeing 737-500s and four Embraer ERJ-135 jets.

  • 19 December 2013. Air Namibia says goodbye to its old A340-300s, which used to ply the Frankfurt-Windhoek route. The planes have been replaced with the 20% more fuel efficient A330-200s. Rene Gsponer, COO of Air Namibia, says that “Currently Air Namibia has an average fleet age of six years, making Air Namibia one of the airlines with the youngest fleet on the continent. The benefits of operating newer generation aircraft are visible and we have started reaping the fruits, with lower cost and high technical dispatch reliability among others.”

  • 22 November 2013. The second of Air Namibia's 2 new A330-200s is handed over in Toulouse, c/n 1466, leased from Intrepid Aviation to replace an Airbus A340-300.

  • September 2013. The first of Air Namibia's 2 new A330-200s arrives, c/n 1451 (leased from Intrepid Aviation in the US) to replace an A340-300. "The Airbus A330-200 aircraft is ideal for Air Namibia's operation and continues to be an economically efficient aircraft for airlines around the world. The two aircraft will be used primarily on Air Namibia's long haul route, between Windhoek and Frankfurt. Air Namibia's on-board hard' product (seats and Inflight Entertainment System) will improve significantly with the introduction of these planes, and will contribute to meeting customer needs more optimally, while giving Air Namibia lower cost operating cost advantages". says the acting MD of Air Namibia, Michael Ngapurue.

  • 8 March 2013. Air Namibia's 2nd brand new Airbus A319-100 arrives in Windhoek.

  • 4 January 2013. "What we saw now is the arrival of the first of the 2 Airbuses A319s purchased for Air Namibia in the form of government capital injections into the airline. It is part of our strategy to make sure that we operate modern state of the art cost effective aeroplanes which offer a high level of passenger comfort. The cabin noise levels are very low. The aeroplanes have a high dispatch record. So, we are excited. And this is part of our future. The future of Air Namibia is going to be based on the A319 fleet. Previously, the subsidy Air Namibia was receiving from the shareholder was in the form of cash grants which was used to pay for operating costs like aircraft leases and fuel. This time round what the government has done is they've purchased and invested in equipment which Air Namibia will use going into the future. So for a change we now have a national asset in the form of 2 owned aeroplanes which the Namibian population, the public and taxpayer, must be proud of. The aircraft selection included looking at current requirements in terms of the routes we operate to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Luanda and Accra. So this fleet will be used in our growth plans looking at cities which are within 6 hours of Windhoek, looking at opportunities in central Africa, east Africa and other west African cities. At Air Namibia all of us, the board, management and all employees have a huge responsibility on our shoulders - we need to care and look after these aeroplanes, we need to make sure they are maintained to the highest required levels and also to use them for the purpose for which they were designed for, so that the nation can get the maximum benefit out of these aeroplanes. They are not going to be parked here at the airport, and it's not just money being flushed away, so we have a huge responsibility, and we owe it to the nation and taxpayers to make sure that we do not dissapoint them. Air Namibia is a relatively small airline, we have 10 planes in our fleet at the moment. We have 2 Airbus A340-300s which we use primarily for our European flights. For the domestic and regional routes we have 4 Embraer ERJ135s, and then for our regional routes, including the planes which came today, we have 3 Airbus A319s and one Boeing 737-500 which will be replaced by the second arrival of the A319".

  • December 2012. Two Airbus A319 planes are purchased. The first 112-seater is expected to arrive in December 2012, and be used for flights to Accra, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Luanda.

  • June 2012. It is reported that Air Namibia will be removing the 2 Airbus A340-300's, it uses for international flights, from its fleet; and replacing them with A330's: "We want to benchmark with the best airlines in the world such as Emirates Airline. We want to grow our airline, not only to extend international routes, but also to generate revenue."

  • January 2012. Air Namibia announced an upgrade to their Regional fleet by adding two New Generation Airbus A319-100 aircraft. The A319-100 is a two class configuration, with 16 Business Class and 96 Economy class seats.  The seat width has a 54 inch pitch in Business Class and 32 inch pitch in Economy Class.  The aircrafts will service the Windhoek, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Luanda andAccra routes.  

Air Namibia route map - March 2015.

Air Namibia fleet

News

  • 20 June 2016. Air Namibia has cancelled their flights from Windhoek to Maun, Botswana. This will be effective from the 31st of October 2016. Their flights to the Victoria Falls will continue.
  • 4 April 2016. Air Namibia has had to temporarily cancel their third flight between Johannesburg and Namibia. The affected flights are SW727 that leaves Windhoek at 13h55 and SW728 that leaves Johannesburg at 18h20. The airline will endeavour to acommodate all passengers booked on these flights at alternative times. Although they couldn't elaborate on the issue, Air Namibia has said that they expect the situation to last until the 2nd of June 2016.

  • 13 February 2015. Air Namibia has added a third scheduled flight between Johannesburg and Namibia. The airline will now operate three flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays which will add up to 21 flights a week.

  • 19 December 2014. Air Namibia will start flying direct flights between Cape Town and Walvis Bay from March 2015. The airline will also start flying between Walvis Bay and Johannesburg from March 2015. The two flights will be operated by a Embraer ERJ 135 which seats 37 people.

  • 19 November 2014. Following the recent announcement from FlyAfrica about routes from Windhoek to Cape Town and Johannesburg, everyone has been speculating about the future of Air Namibia. Air Namibia finally opened up this week about why they believe that both airlines can co-exist despite the huge price gap between their fares and the low cost carrier's.  Air Namibia’s spokesman, Paul Nakawa, said “Competition liberates the market, and the passengers will have a choice of which airline they would want to fly with.". They continued to say that Air Namibia strives to offer five-star service to all their passengers which they believe sufficiently differentiates them from FlyAfrica. We agree, competition is good especially if keeps both parties in tip-top shape.

  • 4 August 2014. There was some panic at Hosea Kutako International Airport outside Windhoek this weekend as official’s feared that one of Air Namibia’s passengers might have been infected with Ebola. Turns out the passenger who was thought to have Ebola simply had an allergic reaction to the shellfish he ate while on holiday in Zanzibar. The 102 passengers on board the flight were quarantined while the passenger was tested. Air Namibia has apologised to the passengers who were held in quarantine but they stated that it was a necessary step to avoid the outbreak of Ebola if the passenger was infected. Well done to Air Namibia for staying alert and trying to keep everyone as safe as possible.

  • 2 July 2014. Air Namibia's airline operations license has been renewed after they made some changes to meet the deparment of civil aviation's requirements. This included employing suitable people in top positions. Nothing was said about meeting safety requirements which reportedly was the main reason for not renewing it two weeks ago.

  • 19 June 2014. Air Namibia's airline operations license has expired this week as they failed to meet safety and operational requirements. The license is to be re-issued yearly if the airline meets all requirements for them to be able to operate in Namibia. The Directorate of Civil Aviation has given them an extension of two weeks to meet safety requirements in order to get the license.

  • 25 February 2014. Employees, represented by the Namibia Transport & Allied Workers Union, and management of Air Namibia have reached a stalemate in their salary discussions; and it's possible for employees to strike at any moment now.

  • 3 December 2013 : The MD of Air Namibia, Theopoltina Namases reflects on LAM Mozambique Airline's tragic accident . "On behalf of the Air Namibia staff, the Board of Directors and all stakeholders, I would like to express our deepest and sincere condolences to LAM Airline, the bereaved families and colleagues of the crew. We pray that the LAM airline and the members of the grieving families be granted the strength to see them through this unfortunate tragedy." Paulus Homateni Nakawa, Air Namibia's head of Corporate Communication, says that "We believe that the investigation into the tragedy will help us understand what led to the crash and bring closure for the families and colleagues of the deceased," she said. The national airline expressed solidarity with all role players in the aviation industry, and said at times unfortunate incidents such the crashing of flight 470 of LAM happen and everyone is affected collectively. Such a loss is felt by all fellow aviators and it remains hard to come to terms with. Our thoughts, sympathy and solidarity go to all the bereaved families of the passengers at this trying time."

  • 23 October 2013 : Rene Gsponer is appointed Chief Operating Officer of Air Namibia, having previously been Senior Aviation Consultant at IATA.

  • 11 October 2013 : A South African Airways plane collided with Air Namibia's brand new A330-200 plane (delivered a week back) at Hosea Kutako Airport - the Air Namibian plane was parked at the time. The plane was immediately repaired and back in operation.

  • 4 October 2013 : Air Namibia adjusts its fuel surchages, e.g. to USD40 on domestic, USD60 for CPT-Walvis Bay flights, to USD70 for JNB-Windhoek flights, USD61 for Harare-JNB, USD121 for Accra-CPT and USD78 for JNB-Walvi Bay

  • 27 September 2013 : Air Namibia takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-200 in Toulouse (France), which it is leasing from a company called Intrepid (based in the US). The A330-200 has 214 economy and 30 business class seats.

  • 6 Mar 2013. Namibia's Medium Term Expenditure Framework: "Air Namibia: With a targeted funding formula, the airline will use the proceeds of government grants as intended; the company business plan should support a funding formula that can be reduced year-over-year and then to zero dollars within the next several years. Grant funding should therefore provide a sufficient base to enable the company to eventually become self-sufficient (N$ 500 742; N$ 164 806; N$ 101 605). Air Namibia contribution to Namibia economy interim of GDP was estimated to the value of N$2.1 billion during the current year, and thirteen thousand jobs were supported with two thousand new jobs created by Air Namibia."

  • 1 Mar 2013. Air Namibia fuel surcharges change to:

R1078: CPT - Accra
R544: CPT - Windhoek
R713: JNB - Accra
R1426: JNB - Frankfurt
R802: JNB - Harare
R695: JNB - Walvis Bay
R624: JNB - Windhoek
R535: Walvis Bay - Cape Town

  • 17 January 2013. Paul Nakawa from Air Namibia responds to allegations that some cabin crew have not received their travel allowances & subsistence over the last month: "Air Namibia is a company which is governed by integrity, and we have got an open door policy. Our cabin crew are aware of channels of communication. I was actually shocked when I received this media enquiry yesterday, and of course I am a member of the Exco of Air Namibia. So if the cabin crew had really now the problem together and they had communicated according to the procedures and policies in place we could have picked it up in the Exco so that the Exco could pronounce itself on the matter. It's a pity that they're resorting now to media, and we cannot run Air Namibia through the media. It's very very unfortunate, that which they have alleged in the newspaper is unfounded, and you know my so being the members of management, I really feel it's high time that we call a spade a spade. Cabin crew wouldn't be cabin crew for the rest of their lives - I would like them to have the understanding of having their career path in mind, career growth, to grow from level A to level B to level C, etcetera, and concentrate rather on things that are building their career and taking Air Namibia somewhere. They are part of us, they are our great assets, and we really applaud them for all that they do for our passengers on behalf of Air Namibia. But it's a pity that ok now the unprofessional way that they have conducted themselves to resort to a third party rather than tackling the issues with people that can provide solutions. So, but yes, it's unfounded and yes we are busy investigating whether there is truth in what they are saying. But I can comfortably say that it's a petty issue that was supposed to be solved internally. Being a cabin crew doesn't mean that you can get SAT whether you are flying or not. Some of those who flew got the SAT. There are more than 120 (cabin crew). Now if you are talking about 2 cabin crew that doesn't give the overall picture of how it is at Air Namibia. So I am questioning their credibility and also their decision they took to resort to the media. They are only 2 among so many cabin crew that are in the employment of Air Namibia. So that is why I'm saying that whatever they are saying is unfounded and we are distancing ourselves from it."

 

  • 16 January 2013. Air Namibia spokesman, Paul Nakawa, on their fuel issues: "The information I would like to share with you is already in the public domain. Although we normally don't discuss our business undertakings with our supplier, with third parties, I would like to provide clarity and information. We have to pay Engen some bills, and the management is trying every best possible in order to make sure that this bill for Engen is paid. This has really impacted our operations negatively, so to say, and of course our passengers have already booked with Air Namibia. Especially those who have to fly to Frankfurt on the SW285 - we make a contingency plan because we do not want to have our passengers stranded. To go back to them and tell them sorry, we have to cancel flights because of this problem - it's not their problem. But of course we are doing something about it. The contingency plan that we are doing a stopover in Angola is just temporary and it can even happen today or tomorrow that we normalise these flights again whereby they have just to take off from Hosea Kotako Airport direct to Frankfurt. But yes, both of the representatives of these 2 companies, be it Air Namibia and Engen, they are meeting each and every time in order to find a lasting solution to these challenges that we have. In fact it happened towards the end of December. And of course we do not have cash in order to be able to pay the bill. However, we are trying everything possible to make sure it's settled. So the stumbling block is just actually the payment. When it's extended to them the operation will normalise again. And that I cannot predict when, it can happen today, it can happen tomorrow. The challenge that we are in now because of the cashflow is not only unique to Air Namibia. In any business industry you have got your shortcomings etc... And then being in this serious business which is very cost intensive of course anybody outside there could not be able to understand the complexity of the industry. But I can really assure you that yes of course the solution will be found and we'll come back to normal again."

  • 16 Nov 2012 A pilots' strike commences at Air Namibia. "Napa members are aware of the inconvenience and economic loss that cessation of the schedule of the country's national carrier would cause. Industrial action is seen very much as a last resort. Every attempt has been made to avoid a strike. At every step in the process, which has lasted almost two years, Napa has attempted to find a reasonable solution in good faith. No decision has been or will be taken lightly." said Christian Schneider, Napa president. On the 26th November 2012 Napa handed over a new proposal to Air Namibia's Directors. Initially the pilots had requeted a 22% increase, and had previously rejected a 5% increase across the board, backdated to 1 April 2012. The pilots proposal had already been lowered to a 9% increase. On the 29th November 2012 the strike ended. The Namibia Airline Pilots Association accepted a 5% increase on total package.

  • 5 Nov 2012 An agreement is made with the Namibia Transport & Allied Workers Union on salary increases. Employees earning N$24001 and more would get a 7% increase, those earning less than N$16000 a 9% increase and the rest would get an 8% increase. Housing allowances would increase by N$200 a month.

  • 3 Nov 2012 Air Namibia flight from Frankfurt to Windhoek, landing at Hosea Kutako Airport.

  • 17 Sep 2012. A 37-seater Air Namibia ERJ-135 is held at Victoria Falls Airport: “We don’t impound aircrafts. The issue was of payment. We were demanding our payment and it is not impounding, impounding of aircrafts is done at government to government level. The aircraft was supposed to pay money for services rendered to it. Once the payment is done, the airline can take off. I believe they were finalising on the matter and it should take off any time after
    clearance is given. This is one of the small funny things that happen in the industry. This has even happened to Air Zimbabwe in the past.” said David Chawota, general manager of the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.

  • 5 Aug 2012. Air Namibia are making inter alia the following changes: - Cape Town to Walvis Bay flights will be via Windhoek, - Cape Town - Windhoek flights are reduced from 4 to 3 a day. - Johannesburg - Windhoek frequency remains at 3 per day, but one of the flights will be with an Embraer ERJ 135 Jet, whilst the other 2 will be using Airbus A319-100 and Boeing 737-500 planes.

  • 12 Jul 2012. Air Namibia announces that it has signed lease agreements for 2 new Airbus A330-200 planes, which will be used on the Windhoek-Frankfurt route.

  • 16 May 2012. Air Namibia resumes flights from Windhoek to Harare, nearly thirteen years after it suspended the route. An Embraer ERJ-135 plan is used. "The Harare, Ondjiva and Gaborone routes are the ninth addition to SW regional flights, serviced by our Embraer ERJ-135 aircraft, offering direct connection from the international hub in Windhoek...The additional routes will contribute significantly in strengthening the Namibian economy and existing bilateral business relationships of the three countries, Sadc region and the continent. Commercially, Air Namibia's new destinations will provide easy travel options for all individual needs." said Air Namibia

  • 15 May 2012. Air Namibia begins Windhoek to Gaborone (Botswana) flights, with passengers including Junius Kandjeke (Auditor-General of Namibia) and Tswelopele Moremi (Executive Secretary of the Southern African Customs Union).

Apr 2012

A stroke of pure luck, as Google Earth captures an Air Namibia Embraer Jet landing in Maun.

22 Apr 2012

Three Air Namibia clients are arrested for obtaining flight tickets fraudulently from an employee.

24 Nov 2011

Air Namibia advises that it is cancelling Joburg - Walvis Bay flights from the 2nd December 2011 until the 24th March 2012.

Oct 2011

Air Namibia signs papers to purchase 2 brand new Airbus 319-100 aircraft, as part of another turnaround business plan where the Namibian Treasury is sinking N$1.191billion into the airline.

27 Apr 2011

A proposed strike action by the airline's ground staff was called off at the last minute, after an agreement was reached between Air Namibia management and the Namibia Transport and Allied Worker's Union.

27 Sep 2010

Luderitz-Cape Town, Eros-Walvis Bay and Walvis Bay-Luderitz flights are suspended. "“The current global economic recession which has impacted countries, organisations and individuals worldwide had an adverse effect on the travel industry in general. As a consequence, Air Namibia has found it necessary to re-asses its route network in order to offer an equal balance between supply and demand. The national airline needs to minimise its losses." Air Namibia will still provide a charter service for any customers wishing to travel to Luderitz, Oranjemund and Cape Town.

25 Oct 2009

Air Namibia launches flights between Windhoek and Lusaka (Zambia) via Johannesburg.

3 Jun 2009

Air Namibia suspends flights between London Gatwick Airport and Windhoek.

27 May 2009

Air Namibia reduces the frequency of its Windhoek - Johannesburg flights from twice daily to once daily .

23 Aug 2008

Douglas Albrightson, a 27-year-old Air Namibia cabin crew member, is arrested (for possession of illegal substances) at Cape Town International Airport for allegedly stashing 230 grams of methcathinone in his underpants. He was scheduled to fly from Cape Town to Windhoek on flight SW745 at 0710. On 2 Sep 2008 he was granted bail for R20,000; and on the 11th Sep 2008 Air Namibia announced that it had fired Albrightson for absconding from work.

10 Apr 2008

KPMG contacts Air Namibia to let them know that Oasis Hong Kong, from whom Air Namibia have been leasing a Boeing 747 since 21 Mar 2008, is going into liquidation.

17 Mar 2008

3 days after being suspended in connection with allegedly using air tickets for his own own and friends' air trips, Ellison Hijarunguru (Air Namibia's public relations officer) resigns.

2 Mar 2008

New figures showed that Air Namibia suffered losses of N$538.6 million over the previous year, bringing to N$2,4 billion the total which Namibian taxpayers have bailed out the airline since 2000. For the year 2008-09 there is a budgeted N$150 million for Air Namibia.

Jan 2008

A member of the Air Namibia crew accidentally presses a button that releases the emergency chute from the side of the plane (for passengers to slide down in emergencies), resulting in the plane being declared unsafe and the passengers having to be evacuated.

18 Jan 2008

Air Namibia flights between London Gatwick and Windhoek are reduced to 2 weekly.

13 Dec 2007

Air Namibia takes delivery of 2 Boeing 737-500s (twin-engined 107-seater jets), which they are leasing from Capex Leasing for 5 years. The plan is to use the Boeings on flights to Johannesburg, Luanda and Cape Town.

Dec 2004

Kosmos Egumbo is appointed Managing Director of Air Namibia.

1998

Air Namibia suspends flights to Harare.

Founded in 1946 as South West Air Transport (Namibia was previously known as South-West Africa), the first Air Namibia flight was flown in 1948. In 1959, with the merger of "Oryx Aviation" and "South West Air Transport", the merged entity was named "Suidwes Lugdiens". In 1966 Walvis Bay's Namib Air became a wholly owned subsidiary of Suidwes Lugdiens. In 1978 Suidwes Lugdiens was renamed Namib Air. In 1990 a twice-weekly flight service between Windhoek and Frankfurt was started. After the independence of Namibia from South Africa, Namib Air was renamed Air Namibia in October 1991. In 1992 Air Namibia flights between London and Windhoek commenced. In 1994 Air Namibia flights between Frankfurt and Windhoek and flights between London and Windhoek were increased to three weekly. In 1999 Air Namibia flights to Europe (Frankfurt and London) were serviced using a Boeing 747-400. In August 2001 flights between Frankfurt and Windhoek were increased to four weekly. From the 31st August 2004, Air Namibia flights between Windhoek and Frankfurt were flown using a McDonnell Douglas MD11. In 2005 Air Namibia commenced flights between London Gatwick and Windhoek. In September 2006 the McDonnell Douglas MD11 was replaced by an Airbus A340-300. From the 27th November 2006, a third weekly Air Namibia flight between Windhoek and Luanda commenced.

Flight routes

There are 17 Air Namibia flight routes, and the airline has a monopoly on 13 of them (the exceptions are WDH-JNB, WDH-CPT, WDH-LAD & LUN-HRE).

Accra Route Suspended
  • 11 April 2014. Air Namibia quits its flying from Windhoek to Accra. It had previously flown a WDH-JNB-ACC roundrip from 2009, before the direct flights were introduced on instruction from the Namibian Government. Indications are that the route operated at a margin of -150% in 2013.
Lufthansa Codeshare

18 Feb 2014 : An agreement is concluded with Lufthansa, whereby passengers can book flights from the UK to Windhoek; with the UK to Frankfurt leg being flown by Lufthansa. Spots in the UK which can be flown from are London Heathrow, Manchester Birmingham, Edinburgh, Dublin and Aberdeen. This extends the codeshare from the previous arrangement where only destinations in mainland Europe were included.

Kenya Airways Codeshare

31 July 2013 : Air Namibia enters into its one and only codeshare, with Kenya Airways, whereby:

  • Kenya Airways will sell Air Namibian flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek & Lusaka to Windhoek.

  • Air Namibia will sell Kenya Airways flights from Johannesburg to Nairobi and Lusak to Nairobi.

Air Namibia plane at Cape Town International Airport

“We are excited about this partnership. By facilitating convenient travel for our passengers, this code-share agreement will enable us to make a contribution towards spurring sustainable development in Africa,” said Mbuvi Ngunze, the COO of Kenya Airways.

Flights to Luanda, Angola
  • Looking for a flight to Angola? On 1 August 2013 Air Namibia adds a 7th weekly flight on Tuesdays to its Windhoek to Luanda (Angola) flight route, meaning it now operates daily flights. The new flight is in an A319-100. Flights are scheduled to take off from WDH at 08h50 and land in Luanda at 11h15 every day. Return flights are scheduled to take off from Luanda at 12h15 and land in Windhoek at 14h35. This makes it possible to do same day Johannesburg to Luanda and Cape Town to Luanda flights

  • 1995. Windhoek to Luanda flights are resumed.

  • 1992. As a result of the civil war in Angola, WDH-LUN flights are interrupted & then suspended.

  • May 1991. Air Namibia launches Sunday flights from Windhoek to Luanda.

Other flight routes
  • 1 Oct 2013. Air Namibia replaces its A340 with its new A330-200 on the Windhoek to Frankfurt flight route.

  • 26 June 2013: Air Namibia increases its Windhoek - Frankfurt flights from 4 per week to daily. From 1 Dec 2013 to June 2014 it'll be reduced to 6 per week (Tuesday flights removed).

  • 1 June 2013: Windhoek to Gaborone flights are cancelled: “We captured 86% market share, but this translates to a load factor of 35%, meaning even if we have 100% market share we will still be having lower than 45% load factor. ” said an Air Namibia spokesman

  • 1 May 2013: Air Namibia launches flights from Harare to Lusaka.

  • 11 April 2013: Air Namibia cancels its Windhoek to Accra flight service (it had 3 weekly flights on Airbus A319).

  • 1 April 2013: Air Namibia appoints APG as its GSP in the UK, US & France.

  • 8 March 2013: "Air Namibia, through the business plan, is addressing one of the major problems it has been experiencing, which is stagnation for a very long time with the airline only offering flights to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Frankfurt and Luanda. If over the last 10 years the airline introduced at least two new routes per year, it would have grown to a size which would have met the required economies of scale by now. While there was natural traffic between Namibia and Ghana as an example, we needed to develop the market and the route. Today we have a lot of Ghanaians coming to Namibia for shopping and holiday, local businesses are now also benefiting. Given a chance this trend will continue to grow. The airline, and Namibia in general, needs to diversify its source markets for tourism and for trade – it cannot depend on tourism or trade from South Africa and Europe only." says Paulus Nakawa, Air Namibia's manager for corporate communications.

  • 27 January 2013: Windhoek to Cape Town, and Windhoek to Johannesburg flights are to be reduced from 3 to 2 a day. "This is just a temporary measure in response to the current air traffic trends and demands. The season that has started is a low season in the industry. In the airline industry, we monitor the trends, and we are responsive to the demands of the market at any given time, bearing in mind the dynamics and economics of the industry we are in." Paul Nakawa, spokesman for Air Namibia

  • 27 January 2013. Windhoek to Frankfurt flights are reduced to 4 a week. “As per industry practice, the airline is obliged to execute heavy maintenance work on these aircraft to meet the ‘return conditions’ of the aircraft lease agreements. As a result of this, the aircraft will be withdrawn from the route one at a time to undergo the planned maintenance, he said. “Then there will be only one aircraft to service the route; hence the flight schedule was reduced. The retiring A340-300 will be replaced by a brand new state-of-the art Airbus A330-200 which is expected to enter our fleet from October 2013 in line with the national carrier’s fleet renewal programme.” said Air Namibia's spokesman, Mr Paul Nakawa

Air Namibia flights from Windhoek

flights from Windhoek to Cape Town

flights from Windhoek to Johannesburg

flights from Windhoek to Frankfurt

flights from Windhoek to Luanda

flights from Windhoek to Lusaka (via Johannesburg)

flights from Windhoek to Victoria Falls (via Maun)

Windhoek flights are from the Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and the Windhoek Eros Airport.

Air Namibia flights from Johannesburg

flights from Johannesburg to Windhoek

flights from Johannesburg to Walvis Bay

flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka

flights from Johannesburg to Ondangwa

 
 
 
Air Namibia flights from Cape Town

flights from Cape Town to Windhoek

flights from Cape Town to Ondangwa

flights from Cape Town to Oranjemund

Air Namibia Passenger Services at Cape Town International Airport

 

Contact details for reservations in South Africa

Phone 0860 109 716 or email reservations@airnamibia.za.com or book flights at Air Namibia.

Offices in Namibia

Office location

Contact Number

e-mail address

Windhoek Head Office

+264 61 299 6000

 

Call Centre

+264 61 299 6111

Call.Centre@airnamibia.aero

Air Namibia Cargo

+264 61 299 6610/11

cargo@airnamibia.aero

Swakopmund

+264 64 40 5123

swakopmund@airnamibia.aero

Walvis Bay

+264 64 20 2938

walvisbay@airnamibia.aero

Ondangwa

+264 65 24 0655

ondangwa@airnamibia.aero

Katima Mulilo

+264 66 25 3191

katima@airnamibia.aero

Luderitz

+264 63 202 045

luderitz@airnamibia.aero

Oranjemund

+264 66 232 764

oranjemund@airnamibia.aero

Rundu

+264 66 25 5806

rundu@airnamibia.aero

Offices in the rest of Africa

Office location

Contact Number

e-mail address

Cape Town, South Africa

+27 21 936 2755/8

capetown@airnamibia.aero

Johannesburg, South Africa

+27 11 783 1181

johannesburg@airnamibia.aero

OR Tambo Airport, South Africa

+27 11 978 5055

johannesburg.reservations@airnamibia.aero

Luanda, Angola

+244 222 336 726

luanda@airnamibia.aero

Lusaka, Zambia

+260 955 043 156/7/8

lusaka@airnamibia.aero

Accra, Ghana

+233 21 766 600/2

accra@airnamibia.aero

Lagos, Nigeria

+234 1 767 1151

lagos@airnamibia.aero

Offices in Europe, Americas & Asia

Office location

Contact Number

e-mail address

Austria

+43 1 585 363 035

airnamibiaaustria@avaireps.com

Benelux

+32 2 712 0560

airnamibia.ams@avaireps.com airnamibia.bru@avaireps.com

Canada

+1 416 561 8243

reggie@iatacanada.com

China

+8610 8532 4326/166

awang@avaireps.com

Czech Republic

+420 296 368 273

info@airnamibia.cz

Estonia

+372 6681 001

airnamibia@airlinemanagement.eu

France

+33 1 534 37905

ReservationSW.France@avaireps.com

Germany

+49 69 7706 73030

info@airnamibia.de

Hungary

+36 1 411 3884

ressw.hungary@avaireps.com

Italy

+39 06 596 021 48

airnamibia@airconsult.it

Japan

+81 3 3225 0008

yhayase@aviareps.com

Korea

+822 777 8178

lilee@avaireps.com

Poland

+48 22 631 1084

airnamibia.pl@avaireps.com

Moscow, Russia

+7 495 937 5950

airnamibiaMOW@avaireps.com

St. Petersburg, Russia

+7 812 740 3820

salesLED@avaireps.com

Scandinavia

+46 555 691 26

swres.scan@avaireps.com

Switzerland

+41 44 286 9988

airnamibia@zrh.airlinecenter.ch

United Kingdom

+44 870 774 0965

reservations@air-namibia.co.uk

USA

+1 646 467 9671/72

Reservationsusa@air-namibia.com

General Info

Air Namibia's in-flight magazine is called Flamingo:

  • March 2013: Air Namibia looks at islands off Africa - there are the Penguin Islands stretching from off the coast of the border with South Africa to Walvis Bay, and Marion & Prince Edward islands off South Africa, and Juan de Nova & Ile de l'Europa between Madagascar & Mozambique.

  • February 2013: Air Namibia's fleet is showcased, the Namib desert and Windhoek's National Botanical Garden.

  • January 2013: Namibia's Giraffe's, Air Namibia to Victoria Falls.

  • December 2012: Air Namibia Windhoek to Luanda flights, "An additional second frequency to Ondangwa on Saturdays has been added to the domestic flights. We have also added additional direct flights to our regional routes from Windhoek to Harare, Zimbabwe and Gaborone, Botswana; as well as a sixth frequency to Luanda. On
    the international schedule we still maintain our daily flight to Frankfurt." MD of Air Namibia, Theo Namases

  • November 2012: Air Namibia November 2012 in-flight magazine- Namibia's elephants & shy desert flowers.

  • October 2012: Namibia's zebra, hop on an Air Namibia flight with children.

Ownership of Air Namibia

In 1982 South West Africa/Namibia's government obtained a majority shareholding in Air Namibia (then Namib Air) and made it the national carrier in 1987.

Jobs at Air Namibia

Contact Air Namibia at employ@airnamibia.com.na, to find out about jobs.

Loyalty program

Reward$ is Air Namibia's loyalty programme, whereby you earn miles by flying with the airline. The miles can be used to purchase flights, for upgrades to business class or premium economy class, or to pay for additional luggage. It's free to join, and miles are transferrable between Reward$ members.

The Reward$ program also has a Corporate Client component whereby companies can accummulate loyalty miles.

Flight Specials

There's an Air Namibia special where if you fly with the airline to Cape Town, you can get up to 30% off your accommodaton rate at certain Three Cities Hotels: The Bantry Bay Luxury Suites, Inn on the Square, Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel & Spa, The Peninsula All Suite Hotel, Kleine Zalze Lodges and Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa. All you've got to do is present your boarding pass stub when you check in at the hotel.

In 2013 there was an Air Namibia special where the presenation of your boarding pass stub & ID would qualify you for 50% off at Protea Hotels in Namibia (Katima Mulilo, Luderitz, Ondangwa, Oshakati, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay or Windhoek) for a maximum of 3 nights.