Air Nam temporarily suspends flights

Due to scheduled heavy maintenance of its Embraer Jet aircrafts, which will take four weeks, the national carrier will suspend flights to two South African cities.

11 November 2020 | Transport

ELLANIE SMIT







WINDHOEK

Air Namibia will suspend flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg for four weeks, from 16 November, due to scheduled heavy maintenance checks of its Embraer Jet (ERJ) aircrafts.

According to the airline, domestic routes will continue to operate as scheduled and will not be affected by the maintenance activities.

“Air Namibia’s ERJ fleet is used for servicing all domestic routes as well as Cape Town and Johannesburg routes. Given the aforesaid maintenance activities, the airline will be operating two of the four aircraft only from 16 November as the other two will be inducted for maintenance.”

Safety at heart of operations

“Safety and regulatory compliance are the cornerstone and at the heart of our operations, and as such, we call on our esteemed clients and all stakeholders to understand and bear with us as we maintain our equipment to ensure operational excellence and uncompromised levels of safety.”

Theo Mberirua, interim CEO of Air Namibia, said in line with the company’s vision of being safe, reliable, efficient and caring, Air Namibia operates a fleet that is carefully selected to meet its stakeholders’ expectations.

“These expectations include performance dependability and comfort. These heavy scheduled maintenance activities will be undertaken by our own Namibian employees, who are fully trained and certified aircraft maintenance engineers. “The Air Namibia maintenance team is duly registered and has been maintaining the ERJ fleet for the past 10 years,” he said.

Air Namibia further apologised to its passengers for the temporary suspension of the two routes and said more updates on the matter will follow.

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