The national airline, Air Namibia, recently signed lease agreements for two brand-new Airbus A330-200 aircraft, which are expected to enter Air Namibia's fleet in October 2013 to replace the Airbus A340-300 currently in use.
The two Airbus A330-200s will service the national airline's flagship route between Windhoek and Frankfurt, as well as on future long-haul destinations. The aircraft will have 30 business class and 214 economy class seats, totalling a 244-seat capacity.
"The fleet upgrade ties in with our network expansion and frequency increase plans, using aircraft which have a combination of low operating costs, high efficiency, flexibility, customer appeal and optimized performance.
Together with the Airbus A319-100 fleet used on our regional routes, Air Namibia will boost a young fleet having commonality with the Airbus family of aircraft as the cornerstone in our fleet," said Paulus Nakawa, the head of corporate communications at Air Namibia.
The Airbus A330 wide body aircraft is currently rated as the most cost-efficient twin-engine aircraft in operation at the moment, which is a competitive aircraft providing exceptional operational flexibility at lowest cost.