Air Namibia Employees Lose Fight for Airline's Survival

At least 636 employees of Air Namibia have finally accepted the national carrier's fate. The airline has ceased operations after cancelling all flights as of March 25, 2020 and has ordered all its aircraft to return to base. As a result of the approved liquidation, about 636 staff members stand to lose their jobs, as well as 4,500 other employees indirectly. The government closed the state-owned airline, saying that it could no longer afford the financial losses of a national carrier that has not been profitable since its inception. The closure marks the end of an institution that has gobbled up U.S.$738 million in government bailouts over the past two decades.

  • Namibia:  Air Namibia Staff Throw in Towel Over Liquidation

    Namibian, 26 March 2021

    About 636 employees of Air Namibia whose fate is most likely to be finally sealed by the High Court on Friday have finally accepted the national carrier's fate. Read more »

  • Namibia:  Court Set to Seal Air Namibia's Fate

    New Era, 26 March 2021

    The Windhoek High Court is today expected to grant a final order for Air Namibia's liquidation after the embattled national airline was placed under provisional liquidation in late… Read more »

  • Namibia:  Spirit of Air Namibia Employees Crushed

    Namibian, 12 February 2021

    A number of Air Namibia employees claim they have given their lives to the national airline and have been left devastated after the government's announcement that it is enforcing a… Read more »

  • Namibia:  Air Namibia's Future in Doubt

    Namibian, 28 January 2021

    The government's plan to shut down Air Namibia has raised allegations that several well-connected people and companies are lined up to benefit from the downfall of the national… Read more »

  • Namibia:  Govt Throws Air Namibia to the Lions

    Namibian, 29 January 2021

    Air Namibia's board has pleaded with the government for a N$95 million bailout, but the state appears to have allowed a private company to shut down the airline through the courts. Read more »


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