Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1095 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1830 times:
I just checked the Air Namibia homepage. There it says that they are (again) using an Airbus A330 on the Frankfurt route. Is this again the Novair plane that they used over the winter season?
Seems that they found a buyer for the B747; but maybe they painted it white again and don't want to use but rather let it rot away at WDH!
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31803 posts, RR: 72 Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks ago) and read 1748 times:
Any plans to start US services?
They have been looking at starting services to Miami to pick up connecting traffic from elsewhere and local traffic (Miami has a huge southern African population, mainly South African) which would continue to Houston to pick up oil traffic, mainly going to Angola. Though this was two-three years ago and nothing has surfaced. They have also expressed interest in Dulles and JFK.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1095 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1644 times:
I am sure that Air Namibia "expressed interest" in a lot of things, if there plans are realistic is another question.
I wish them all the best, but in my opinion there fleet policy, there ticket pricing, there safety record and a lot of other things are highly questionable...
ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 671 posts, RR: 2 Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
Air Namibia hasn't had a clear fleet structure since 98.
747SP to 767 back to 747SP to B744M to A330 back to B744M back to A330 and considering A343....I'm sure this list will grow steadily over the next year until SAA finally takes over the Namib market as well!
They got the 744M at a bargain from Boeing as I understand, as it was designated for Asiana, which couldn't pick it up during Asian Crisis numero uno. It will damn hard to sell this baby at a resonable price because
a.) UA is 'flooding' the market for used 744s
b.) FAA restrictions on Combi A/Cs
Maybe cargolux or Atlas etc. will buy and convert it....but only an idea of mine.
I don't see why Air Namibia needs 2 A340s. One is okay..but two for what?!
The A330 is more suitable for them as it hauls as much cargo (maybe a bit less due to weight restrictions) with 2 engines and is able to fly WDH-FRA. It's probably even going to be profitable on routes like WDH-JNB.
"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Alfred Kahn, 1977
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
Regarding TAAG and the more and more ties with US industry and commerce I believe will keep on going with Boeing, I think a very wise choise would be the 777-200ER, Air France and BA are already flying those to Luanda so it should be quite interesting to see a 777 in TAAG colours. About the Airbus, doens't look that thye'll have chances, but if they still have quite strong ties with TAP and SAA who knows?