The company’s business operations primarily involve provision of air transport services for passengers and cargo. Through its subsidiary company, Air Namibia Ground Handling (Pty) Limited, it provides ground handling services for passengers and aircraft at Windhoek’s Hosea Kutako International Airport.
The airline is positioned as a niche carrier serving domestic points within Namibia, the immediate regional markets of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia and Botswana. The airline also serves the entire European network through Frankfurt.
Air Namibia’s mandate was determined by its Shareholder, the Government of the Republic of Namibia represented by the Ministry of Works and Transport, to be a major contributor towards the attraction and promotion of tourism, as well as promotion and facilitation of trade to Namibia by providing air and cargo transport services between Namibia and other countries, as well as by operating flights within the boundaries of Namibia.
Since its inception, Air Namibia makes a positive net economic (value) contribution to the national economy, in line with its mandate. Net economic gain is defined as the gross value that visitors carried into the country by the airline contribute to the economy, less the cost of Government support to the airline. Net economic gain also includes the impact that Air Namibia has on employment in Namibia. The value added is measured in terms of contribution to “Gross Domestic Product (GDP)” and employment.
Contribution to GDP comes in the form of visitor expenditure and the airline’s own expenditure in the Namibian economy through procurement of goods and services, as well as related jobs created in resorts and general supporting industries. The Namibian Tourism sector, in which Air Namibia is a key and major player, is the country’s third largest contributor to “Gross Domestic Product (GDP)”.
Bron: Air Namibia