Air Namibia

Airline info

  • Address: 8 Simeon Shixungileni (former Bismark Street), Windhoek, Namibia
  • Contact number: +264 61 299 6266
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: SW / NMB

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): No info available
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 14.0 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 0
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 6/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

The financially-troubled Windhoek-based carrier had its Scheduled Air Services Licence suspended by the Transportation Commission of Namibia on July 2020. The Commission cited safety and financial concerns, as traffic evaporated as a consequence of the Covid crisis.  At the end of 2020 a bunch of domestic flights had been reinstated  from the Capital’s Eros airport (ERS) using ERJ-145 regional jets, but the fate of the carrier was communicated by the airline itself on February 11, 2021, when Air Namibia was placed into liquidation and all flights cancelled from that day on. Until the beginning of 2020, Air Namibia had operated flights to some 20 destinations in the southern part of Africa, Lagos and Accra, plus Frankfurt in Europe (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Pedro Aragao)

  • Name: Air Namibia
  • Date founded: November 1946
  • IATA code/ICAO code: SW / NMB
  • CEO: Theo Mberirua (interim)
  • Address: 8 Simeon Shixungileni (former Bismark Street), Windhoek, Namibia
  • Contact number: +264 61 299 6266
  • Website:
  • Hub: Windhoek (WDH & ERS)
  • Focus cities: None
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: Reward$
  • Fleet:

    9 aircraft

    • 2 Airbus A330-200 / 244 seats (30 Business, 214 Economy)
    • 3 Airbus A30-100 / 112 seats (16 Business, 96 Economy)
    • 4 Embraer ERJ-145 / 37 seats
  • Type of carrier: Full-service
  • Skytrax* rating: 3-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Free baggage allowance is 2 bags for a total weight of 64kg in Business, 1 bag up to 30kg on flights to Europe; 2 bags for a total of 64kg in Business, 2 bags for a total of 46kg in Economy on flights to Africa; 1 bag for up to 32kg in Business, 1 bag for up to 23kg in Economy on domestic flights; 1 bag not exceeding 23kg on flights operated by ERJ-145

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Free for Business passengers, no info available for Economy

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers

  • Fast track at security:

    No info available

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers plus Reward$ Gold and Platinum members

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers

  • Seat pitch:
    • 78 inches (198cm) in Business, 31 inches (79cm) in Economy on the A330-200;
    • 54 inches (137cm) in Business, 32 inches (81cm) in Economy on the A310-100;
    • 31 inches (79cm) on the ERJ-145
  • Seat width:
    • 22 inches (56cm) in Business, 18 inches (46cm) in Economy on the A330-200;
    • 21 inches (53cm) in Business, 18 inches (46cm) in Economy on the A319-100;
    • 17 inches (43cm) on the ERJ-145
  • USB port and power socket:

    Power sockets available in Business on the A330-200

  • Lie-flat seat:

    In Business on the A330-200

  • Vanity kit:

    In business on long-haul flights

  • IFE screen width:

    Individual screenas are available in all classes on the A330-200

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:


  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary in all classes on all flights

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    No info available


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