Namibia Airports Company (NAC)

Paragon wins N$25m airport tender

Paragon wins N$25m airport tender

Obrein Simasiku Menzies Aviation’s refusal to accept its loss of the grounds handling service tender at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) has been dealt another blow, when the Windhoek High Court ruled in favour of Namibia Airports Company (NAC). NAC had earlier approached the High Court, after Menzies refused to hand over the keys and other properties of the Airports Company, as its contract comes to an end tomorrow, 30 June. NAC was on a counter application, after it was dragged by Menzies to court for having awarded a tender to another company, Paragon Investment Holding and its Joint…
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Air Namibia liquidation came as blessing for international airlines

Air Namibia liquidation came as blessing for international airlines

Tujoromajo Kasuto The shutdown of Air Namibia barely left a gap on flying routes, as those that were serviced by Air Namibia, continue to be covered by airlines such as Eurowings Discover, Airlink and Fly Namibia among others. Namibia Airports Company (NAC) spokesperson, Dan Kamati says that the country is expecting Qatar Airways to resume its flights to Hosea Kutako International Airport on 25 June, which augurs well for growth in international routes. In addition to flight schedules of Fly Namibia, Airlink, Eurowings and Ethiopian Airlines has increased its weekly flights to Windhoek from four to five and Angola’s TAEG…
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Air Namibia’s liquidator finalised … as creditors gun for N$895m

Air Namibia’s liquidator finalised … as creditors gun for N$895m

Andrew Kathindi Bruni & Mclaren were appointed final liquidator of Air Namibia at a meeting held at the Masters of the High Court on Wednesday morning. The serial liquidators were previously appointed on a provisional basis. This was the first meeting between Air Namibia and creditors after the airline’s liquidation was finalised last month by Acting High Court Judge, Kobus Miller, after the Namibia Airports Company (NAC), who are Air Namibia’s biggest creditor, had filed an application. The purpose of Wednesday’s meeting was to consider the statement of affairs (a legal document listing the assets and liabilities of the Airline…
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Air Namibia officially liquidated

Air Namibia officially liquidated

By Maria Hamutenya Acting High Court judge, Kobus Miller, on Friday pronounced the official liquidation of Air Namibia after converting its provisional liquidation into full liquidation. This comes after Air Namibia’s biggest creditor, Namibia Airports Company (NAC) had applied for the liquidation of Air Namibia in the Windhoek High Court in February. The NAC filed an urgent application stating that the national airline owes it close to N$714 million. According to Advocate Jesse Schickerling, who assisted Advocate Raymond Heathcote in court on behalf of Namibia Airports Company (NAC), the next step after the High Court judgement would be holding the…
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NAC plans N$1.3bn investments

NAC plans N$1.3bn investments

Staff Writer The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) says it plans to invest over N$1.3 billion in infrastructure development across all eight airports within the next five years. Some of the projects lined up include the N$70 million Apron Expansion of Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA); N$16 million for a CUTE System for Hosea Kutako; N$16 million Ondangwa Apron Rehabilitation; N$32 million Katima Mulilo Runway Holding Action; N$10 million Walvis Bay Airside Boundary Wall; N$4 million Walvis Bay Electronic Equipment and a N$4 million Hosea Kutako road upgrade. The plans, according to the operator of the country’s airports, is aimed at…
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NAC secures interim airports’ licences

NAC secures interim airports’ licences

Staff Writer Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has received interim airport operating licenses for all eight airports after submitting its applications with the Namibia Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Hosea Kutako International Airport and Walvis International Airport according to the airports operator , were issued with interim aerodrome certificates valid for a period of eighteen months (18) until 05 May 2022, while the Andima Toivo ya Toivo Airport at Ondangwa was issued with an interim aerodrome license valid for a period of eighteen months (18) until 05 May 2022. The previously unlicensed aerodromes Eros, and the four regional airports of Rundu, Katima…
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FlyWestair to service Joburg route

FlyWestair to service Joburg route

Staff Writer The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has announced that FlyWestair will start flights between Windhoek and Cape Town from the 23rd of October. According to the NAC the flights which will be taking off from Hosea Kutako International Airport and the airline will be serving the route with two flights per week, on Mondays and Fridays. “FlyWestair will make history next month, when they will become the first privately-owned Namibian airline to operate a scheduled passenger route between Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport. FlyWestair schedule will start on Tuesday, 03 November 2020 with…
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Eros Airport runway rehabilitation begins

Eros Airport runway rehabilitation begins

Staff Writer The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) says it has begun rehabilitation works on the Eros Airport Runway, project which will last for about three months to improve the runway which has outlived its lifespan. The development comes as the Windhoek Observer revealed the airstrip had exceeded its design life of 25 years. “Contractors’ Otesa/Roadmark were appointed for the remedial works at a cost of N$23 million. The project is fully funded by the central government with NAC as the project implementation partner and the works include the mill and replacement on the runway to address the bumpy runway and…
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NAC in urgent runway fix for Eros

NAC in urgent runway fix for Eros

Staff Writer The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) is set to embark on urgent rehabilitation works for its ‘expired’ runway at Eros Airport, with the airstrip having exceeded its design life of 25 years. This comes as the airports operator has resorted to daily inspections of the runway which has now developed potholes and has become bumpy for aircraft when landing and taking off. Although the runway is still safe, the repairs are a part of safety measures. The project which is set to commence this month at a cost of N$25 million, when completed, will add an additional lifeline of…
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Hosea Kutako readies to restart operations

Hosea Kutako readies to restart operations

Staff Writer The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) has started preparing the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) to ensure that it is ready upon the resumption of international flights as borders are to gradually open under the provisions of the State of the Emergency Regulations on COVID-19. This comes as the airport will aid government’s Targeted International Tourism Revival Initiative, which is meant to come into effect on the 15 July to 15 August 2020. “We are working tirelessly with all stakeholders to ensure that our airport is ready as per the Stage 4 Regulations. We must play our part to…
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