SCHEDULE CHANGE OF AIR NAMIBIA SELECTED FLIGHTS FROM 28th OCTOBER 2013 TO 10th NOVEMBER 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013: Air Namibia hereby give notice that one of our Embraer ERJ135 aircraft will undergo a mandatory maintenance check from 28th October 2013 to 10th November 2013, and as a result, we shall have a temporary change to our ERJ operated flights schedule as follows;
- Harare/Lusaka (HRE/LUN) Sunday morning flight is to operate in the afternoon, and departs Windhoek (WDH) at 12h30
- Luderitz/Oranjemund (LUD/OMD) Monday and Wednesday morning flight moved to afternoon, and departs for LUD at 14h40. The Friday and Sunday flights are to depart for LUD at 10h25 instead of 11h00.
Walvisbay (WVB) times adjusted as below;
- Windhoek – Walvisbay (WDH-WVB) departs at 16h10 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday instead of 15h00 (Monday & Wednesday ) or 11h10 (Friday).
- Windhoek – Walvisbay (WDH-WVB) departs at 10h10 instead of 11h10 on Sunday.
- Windhoek – Walvisbay (WVB-WDH) departs at 11h20 instead of 13h20 on Sunday.
NOTE: All times local
Conditions for the procedure
- All passengers will be re-protected on SW flights only.
- Passengers are to be rebooked at no fee.
- No re-routing to other airlines.
- Full refunds for unused tickets will be granted regardless of terms and conditions of the fare (even non-refundable tickets).
- Please note: all refunds must be processed within 7days from receipt of request for the refund by passenger.
For further additional information and enquiries in this regard, please contact your nearest Air Namibia office or contact our call centre by telephone on +264612996111 or Email: Call.Centre@airnamibia.aero
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AIR NAMIBIA AIRBUS A330-200 INCIDENT AT HOSEA KUTAKO AIRPORT
Sunday, 13 October, 2013: Air Namibia wishes to announce that there was an incident which took place late on Friday afternoon (11 October) at Hosea Kutako International Airport, which resulted in slight damage to the wing of our new Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
The incident resulted in an aircraft operated by South African Airways colliding with the stationary Air Namibia Airbus A330-200, which was parked in its allocated space at the terminal.
The incident is still under investigation to ascertain what exactly led to the collision.
Hosea Kutako International Airport does not have defined markings or signage that direct aircraft once they land and this function is carried out solely by ground marshals employed by the Namibia Airports Company.
Engineers onsite assessed the extent of the damage to Air Namibia’s A330-200 and some temporary repair work was done, which placed the aircraft immediately back into operation.
The incident did not disrupt the scheduled operations, and the aircraft is back in full service.
For further additional information and enquiries in this regard, please contact your nearest Air Namibia office or contact Air Namibia on PRO@airnamibia.aero or email@example.com or by telephone on +264612996111 Email: Call.Centre@airnamibia.aero
Paulus Homateni Nakawa
Head: Corporate Communications
Tel: +264 61 299 6298
Windhoek, 18 September: Air Namibia is proud to inform its clients that the much anticipated entry of the two brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft into our fleet later this year will be major upgrade of our long haul inflight product.
The A330-200 offers a much improved inflight product compared to the current Airbus A340 which will leave Air Namibia’s fleet at end of 2013.
The A330-200 offers an improved overall appearance of the cabin interior, with a more spacious impression of the cabin, more headroom and shoulder clearance for window seats, as well as more headroom underneath the bins, with an improved illumination. An enhanced and spacious cabin is designed around the passenger’s well-being, while the low noise and emissions levels make flying greener and quieter.
“Across the entire cabin, both in business and in economy class, the A330-200 offers individual personal video screens for each seat, with ‘video on demand’. The video and audio on-demand concept means that the user has ability to pause, rewind, fast forward, or skip to any point in the movie,” says Paulus Homateni Nakawa Air Namibia Head of Corporate Communications.
In short, while on board, our passengers will be able to work, eat, play, relax and sleep.
The A330 aircraft will come with 30 business class seats, and no “premium economy” class section. The soon to be phased out A340 offers recliner seats in business class, while the A330 offers full flat beds at 180 degrees and completely horizontal when reclined. Recliner seats do not offer the significant recline of the flat bed seats. The flat bed seats always receive high accolades for being comfortable both as seats and beds.
The A330 business class seats are Contour Aura Lite, which seats are designed and engineered to perform for the airline and passenger through its modular design. The Unique S-shaped outer arms yield significant space (11% more along its entire length from seat to bed) allowing for a larger centre console that houses a fully adjustable single-slab table. This seat offers a stylish, flexible approach to premium aircraft seating that provides exceptional space and facilities.
The business class seat on our A330 comes with the following features;
• IFE screen in back of seat in front, with both video and audio on demand
• Rising armrests that form individual privacy screens, when a passenger needs privacy
• Water bottle and general stowage
• Shoe stowage and literature pocket
• PC power, headphone port
• In-seat reading light (Fully adjustable to direct the light where you need it)
On the A340 the reading light is located in the passenger service unit, underneath the overhead stowage compartment, whereas on the A330 the reading light is located centre console.
The A330-200 comes with 214 economy class seats compared to 234 on the A340. The seat pitch is an average 31 inches, which is standard in the region and offers sufficient legroom (same as in A340). With 8 abreast in the economy class, the 18 inch seat width, the A330 offers the preferred comfort standard.
The A340 video screens are retractable from the center passenger service unit and against the bulkhead, it has no individual screens.
The A330 comes with temperature control in the cargo compartments, which enables Air Namibia to carry different types of cargo including frozen products like fish. Other products we are able to transport as cargo include flowers, live animals, fruit, appliances, vehicles, to mention a few.
Namibia exports meat and fish products, as well as other perishable goods like flowers, to the European market.
Currently, Air Namibia’s average cargo load on the Windhoek-Frankfurt route is 10 tonnes, the A330 offers a 14-tonne cargo capacity as opposed to the 16 tonnes of the A340 which is way above the current average cargo load.
Air Namibia is due to take delivery of the first of the two brand new Airbus A330-200 aircraft next week. The second A330-200 is expected to enter the national air carrier’s fleet in November 2013. The two aircraft are being leased from Intrepid Aviation for a period of 12 years.
“The A330 is the market leader with over 1,000 A330s delivered to over 100 operators worldwide. This is a popular aircraft used by a wide number of airlines, from the South to the North, east to the West, Large and Small airlines. Today, there is an Airbus A330 aircraft taking off or landing every 50 seconds,” Nakawa says.
NAIROBI/ WINDHOEK: July 30, 2013
Kenya Airways has boosted its footprint within the Southern Africa region with the signing of a new code-share agreement with Air Namibia, the national carrier of Namibia.
The deal paves way for daily connections between the airlines’ Nairobi and Windhoek hubs through Johannesburg in South Africa and Lusaka in Zambia.
Under the code-share agreement, Kenya Airways will place its ‘KQ’ code on Air Namibia flights from Johannesburg and Lusaka to Windhoek. In turn, Air Namibia will place its ‘SW’ code on Kenya Airways flights from Lusaka and Johannesburg to Nairobi.
Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Titus Naikuni and the Air Namibia Managing Director Ms. Theo M. Namases hailed this new partnership as a huge boost to improving connectivity within Africa.
“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,” Dr Naikuni said.
This code-share agreement with Air Namibia brings the number of code-share arrangements that Kenya Airways has signed with other international carriers to 20.
Ms Namases, said: “The industry we operate in is highly competitive and dynamic. Only smart and efficient airlines will survive. Gone are the days of – I can do it alone. As African airlines we need to realize that smart partnerships are the way forward, and the key to sustainability and survival”.
Namibia is one of the most stable democracies and economies in Africa with a GDP per capita of USD 7800. It currently benefits from large investment projects in its mining industry, a key driver in the country’s economy.
The new code-share services between Air Namibia and Kenya Airways went on sale on the June 20, 2013.
Routing: Nairobi to Windhoek vv. via Lusaka or Nairobi to Windhoek vv. Via Johannesburg.
About Kenya Airways
Founded in 1977, Kenya Airways is a member of the SkyTeam Alliance and a leading African airline. The pride of Africa fly’s to 59 destinations worldwide, 47 of which are in Africa carrying over three million passengers annually.
Kenya Airways has a modern fleet of 42 aircraft. With an order of 31 aircrafts over the next 3 years of which 9 are 787 Dreamliners, KQ is one of the fastest growing carriers in the African continent.
Kenya Airways takes pride for being in the fore front of connecting Africa to the world and the World to Africa through its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
For more information, please visit: www.kenya-airways.com
Air Namibia is proud to announce an increase in the frequency of flights between Windhoek and Luanda, to meet the rising demand for seats on this route.
From 6 August 2013, the national air carrier will introduce an additional flight per week on the route – on Tuesdays – to bring to seven (7) the total number of flights operated by Air Namibia between Windhoek and Luanda. Currently, the airline operates six flights daily, except on Tuesdays. With the additional flight, Air Namibia customers will now be able to fly between Luanda and Windhoek on any day of their choice.
The additional flight will also be operated using the Airbus A319-100 fleet, and will operate at the same flight timings as the current six flights. The schedule for the route is as follows (all times are local at airport of operation);
Depart Windhoek 08:50 Arrive at Luanda: 11:15
Depart Luanda 12:15 Arrive at Windhoek: 14:35
“This move is in line with our network strategy, of offering more frequency on routes, which gives our clients flexibility and best options on choice for dates of travel,” said Air Namibia’s Manager for Corporate Communication, Mr. Paul Nakawa.
The airline launched its service between Luanda and Windhoek in May 1991, with a frequency of once per week on Sundays. The operation was interrupted and halted during 1992 as a result of the civil war in Angola, then resumed in 1995.
Since then the Luanda route has seen a steady growth in passenger numbers and as a result an increase in the frequency of flights. The 3rd weekly frequency was introduced in 2007, increasing to four times a week in 2008, five times a week in 2010 and six times a week in 2012.
“We are happy to see that the once per week flight which was operated on Sundays in 1991, grew to a daily service in a sphere time of almost 21 years. The dream of a daily flight has eventually been realized,” said Mr Nakawa.
For further additional information and enquiries in this regard, please contact your nearest Air Namibia office or contact Air Namibia on PRO@airnamibia.aero or firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on +264612996111
Issued by: Paulus Homateni Nakawa Head: Corporate Communications