Know Your SOEs: Air Namibia (Pty) Ltd


Name of MD: Adv. E P Samson Board chairperson: Gerson U Tjihenuna

Date of inception/establishment: The company was registered in 1997 when it was formally incorporated as Air Namibia (Pty) Ltd on 3 April 1997.
Line Ministry: Hybrid model under Ministry of Works and Ministry of Public Enterprises.
Company’s mandate: Economic sector of operation: Transportation – particularly aviation /air transport
Branches nationwide:
National: Windhoek, Walvis Bay, Swakopmund, Oranjemund, Luderitz,
Ondangwa, Rundu and Katima
Regional: Botswana, Zambia, RSA, Zimbabwe, Angola
International: Frankfurt (Germany)
Total number of employees: 692
Notable successes:
– Rated 2nd Best Regional Carrier in Africa by Skytrax
– Best Regional airline in Africa 2016
– Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair 2016 (Best Exhibitor: Transport Services)
– Okakarara Trade Fair Society 2016 (Certificate of Achievement 1st Place
for sponsoring the 10th Anniversary)
– ACSA (Airports Company of South Africa) Feather Awards for the tenth
consecutive years.
– Best Regional Airline in Zimbabwe by Megafest Regional Award
Future plans: To expand international operations; to make domestic travel more affordable; to contribute to the expansion of the Tourism industry; to continue contributing towards the GDP of the country and to be regarded as the best airline in Africa!


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