Know Your SOEs: Air Namibia (Pty) Ltd

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!

Source: New Era Newspaper Namibia