Air Namibia to receive new aircraft soon

17 Jun 2013 12:50
WINDHOEK, 17 JUN (NAMPA) - Air Namibia has announced that it will receive two Airbus A330-200 aircraft from France later this year.
The first aircraft is expected to arrive in September this year, while the second will enter the national airline?s fleet in November 2013, Air Namibia's Head of Corporate Communications, Paulus Nakawa said in a media statement issued here on Monday.
The two aircraft with a seat configuration of 244 seats will be leased from Intrepid Aviation.
Thirty of these seats will be in business class, while 214 will be in the economy class.
Air Namibia's acting Managing Director, Michael Ngapurue was quoted in the statement as saying the Airbus A330-200 aircraft is ideal for Air Namibia?s operations 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, Germany.
?Air Namibia?s on-board hard product (seats and in-flight 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 operating cost advantages,? he said.
The national airline on 04 January this year acquired a new Airbus A319-100 aircraft, which was purchased at an estimated cost of about N.dollars 700 million.