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Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:40 pm

Air Namibia (SW) is looking for replacements of its three units strong (leased) B737-200 fleet. Visit to Airbus in Toulouse/Hamburg (?) has already been paid. Of special attraction seems to be the CCC between the A32X/343. Not clear yet if new frames will be ordered, leased in, or the lease contracts of the 732s extended. Source is Allgemeine Zeitung Namibia.

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I tend to say that we will see Air Namibia ordering 3 A318 or A319, possibly 4, all leased. Boeing still has a chance, but I'd say that at SW the Cross Crew Commonality could indeed make sense and safe quite some money. IMO chances 50% Airbus, 30% Boeing, 20% current leases are extended.
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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:03 pm

Are they also looking into Embraers?

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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:03 pm

I also would say that 32X would make sense as they will operate two 340. I'm sure SW does have similar problems operating 732 as SAA, especially with the current fuel price.
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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:04 am

I don't know if it's possible to do such a thing, but Air Namibia probably could make some serious money by selling its SW code to you-know-who.
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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:06 am

Great news! Those 737-200's are starting to go downhill fast. SW is taking good care of them, but new planes are always nice! Would love to see some A318/319/320 flying in those colors. Embraer too would be nice. Anything new basically would be fantastic for the airline, as I know some people in Namibia see the 737-200's as kind of a poor reflection of the nation as a whole.

Quoting PROSA (Reply 3):
I don't know if it's possible to do such a thing, but Air Namibia probably could make some serious money by selling its SW code to you-know-who.

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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:18 am

What days/times do the 732s operate into Johannesburg or Cape Town please?
 
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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:25 am

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 5):
What days/times do the 732s operate into Johannesburg or Cape Town please?

If not mistaken, there is one rotation in the morning and another one in the later afternoon/evening which is a night stop. I'm sure on their website you would find a timetable to double check.
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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:22 am

Quoting Swissgabe (Reply 6):
If not mistaken, there is one rotation in the morning and another one in the later afternoon/evening which is a night stop

You are correct. WDH-JNB has a 732 on a 9:30am departure and a 5:45pm departure, and JNB-WDH on a 7:45am departure (the overnight parking in JNB) and 4:15pm departure. All these run daily.

In addition, WDH-CPT has a 732 on a 9:45am departure and a 6:50pm departure, and CPT-WDH on an 8:00am departure (the overnight parking in CPT) and 4:00pm departure. All these run daily, too.

SW also flies the 732 on a 3x weekly flight to Luanda, Angola
 
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RE: Air Namibia Looking At 737 Replacement

Fri Apr 28, 2006 11:34 pm

They A32X, 737NG and E-90/95 all have a god chance in this one. But due to the old german ties, being cheaper and airbus offering better deals to smaller airlines, I see them getting A32X. A32X would also make sense b/c
SAA can do maintenence, also on the 737NG(738 IIRC).

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