Air Nam Frankfurt schedule altered
01 July 2019 | Transport
Air Namibia has announced a temporary schedule change to its Windhoek-Frankfurt route after one of their aircraft was damaged on Friday.
The airline issued an apology to its affected clients.
Today, the temporary schedule showed departure for flight SW9285 Windhoek to be at 02:50 local time this morning.
This same flight arrived in Frankfurt at 13:10, local time.
Flight SW9286 will depart from Frankfurt at 16:00 this afternoon, in local time, and is expected to arrive in Windhoek at 02:00 in local time tomorrow morning.
Also tomorrow, the estimated time for departure for flight SW9285 from Windhoek is 07:00 local time. This flight is expected to arrive in Frankfurt at 17:20 local time.
In a media statement Air Namibia’s corporate communications manager Paul Nakawa said the schedule change was effected due to minor damage on one of their Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
He added that on Friday, 28 June, after passengers had boarded Air Namibia’s flight in Frankfurt which was destined for Windhoek with an 84% load factor, the staircase truck bumped the A330’s rear of the left wing, damaging the aileron whilst it was reversing to remove the stairs.
“The flight was subsequently cancelled and delayed until Saturday. Passengers were immediately rerouted and booked on the next available flight,” he said.
According to Nakawa, Air Namibia has been using one A330 back to back with approximately 14 hour delays on each side, since the incident took place on Friday.
“The airline has ordered the part and it has arrived in Frankfurt this morning for fitment. We expect to restore the normal WHD-FRA-WHD schedule on Wednesday, 3 July 2019,” he said.