The airline was founded in 1946 as South West Air Transport, then South West Airways and started operations 2 years later. In 1959, it merged with Oryx Aviation to form South West Airways (Afrikaans: Suidwes Lugdiens). In 1966, "Namib Air" of Walvis Bay becomes a subsidiary of "Suidwes Lugdiens". Safmarine acquired a 50% stake in Suidwes in 1969, eventually boosting its participation to 85%. Both companies were merged into Namib Air in 1978. In 1982, the government acquires majority shareholding and elevated "Air Namibia" as principal airline of SWA / Namibia in 1987. Following Namibia"s Independence in 1990, Namib Air is renamend Air Namibia.
The early 1990s also saw the launch of long-haul services to Europe. It was re-absorbed into the Namibian government after a cash injection in 1998, following the precarious cash position it was led to by the Namibian state-owned holding company TransNamib. The airline joined the African Airlines Association in 2000.
About the airline
Air Namibia is the national airline of Namibia, headquartered in Windhoek. Its international hub is Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, with a domestic hub at the smaller Windhoek Eros Airport. The carrier is wholly owned by the Namibian government. Air Namibia is a member of both the International Air Transport Association and the African Airlines Association.
Air Namibiaâ€™s network comprises 15 destinations in 7 different countries in Africa (Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia) and Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland), including several domestic ones: Grootfontein, Halali, Katima Mulilo, Keetmanshoop, LÃ¼deritz, Mokuti Lodge, Okaukuejo, Ondangwa, Oranjemund, Oshakati, Rundu, Swakopmund, Tsumeb, Walvis Bay and Windhoek.
Currently, the Air Namibia fleet consists of the following aircraft: 2 Airbus A319-100, 2 Airbus A340-300, 2 Boeing 737-500, 3 Embraer ERJ 135
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