New Namibian airline to operate BAe 146s


Impression of Namib Air Express' BAe 146

Impression of Namib Air Express’ BAe 146 (Namib Air Express)

A new airline is planning to operate two BAe 146s on services from Namibia’s capital, Windhoek, to South African destinations. Namib Air Express, which advertizes itself as “Namibia’s first low-cost airline”, is planning to launch services to Johannesburg in mid-September, with Cape Town being added later. The airline will be based at Windhoek’s close-in Eros Airport, and managed by Eros-based Bay Air Aviation. The 146s will presumably be leased from one of South Africa’s operators of the type. This is the second attempt to launch services from Eros Airport using BAe 146s. In 1999, another Namibian start-up, QuickJet, had proposed to operate flights from Eros airport, using a BAe 146-100 leased from Air Botswana, but that effort proved stillborn.

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