- published: 21 Jun 2017
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by: Joseph Sheefeni --- The Namibia Airports Company successfully conducted an emergency exercise aimed at evaluating its readiness in case of an emergency situation at the Hosea Kutako International Airport. The simulation was held as part of the civil aviation regulations of the country.
WINDHOEK, 29 JAN (NAMPA) – An aeroplane carrying three passengers crashed and burned near the Opembamewa Farm, situated close to the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA), on Friday. Namibia Airports Company (NAC) Head of Corporate Communications, Mia Davids confirmed the plane crash during a media briefing at the HKIA the same day. She said the accident happened at 10h11. (NAMPA) EM/LI/ND (Edited by George Hendricks)
Namibia's Walvis Bay International Airport new Terminal Building was inaugurated by Namibian President Hage Geingob on Friday. The new building was built by Chinese construction company New Era Investments and will be able to handle a sustained passenger flow of 200 passengers per hour. The total cost of the new terminal building was about 95 million Namibian dollars (8 million U.S. dollars). The building is energy efficient as it makes use of active and passive design measures to minimize its carbon footprint. The terminal development has been accompanied by upgrades of adjacent aprons. It also offers an increased number of restaurants, retailers, car rental services and other public services. Walvis Bay International Airport is the busiest airport at Namibia's coastline with primar...
by: Leston Wohler --- The Namibian Competition Commission conducted their first ever entry, search and seizure operation. Puma Energy Namibia is under investigation for the alleged abuse of a dominant position regarding the supply of aviation fuel at Eros and Ondangwa airports.
Sochi International Airport is an airport located in Adler District of the resort city of Sochi, on the coast of the Black Sea in the federal subject of Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Sochi International Airport is among ten largest Russian airports with an annual passenger turnover of 2.4 million people. The airport is run by an international joint venture of Basic Element group, Sberbank and Changi Airports International. The airport has been recognized as the best regional airport at the 3rd annual forum "Development of Russia and CIS airports – 2013", held by Adam Smith Conference. Sochi International Airport was the main gateway during the 22nd Olympic Winter Games. It served over 350,000 passengers on February 1–28, 2014. Over 2,800 tons of luggage was handled during the Olympic period.
HOSEA KUTAKO, 07 JUL (NAMPA) - The Namibia Airports Company (NAC) on Thursday welcomed Condor Airline's Windhoek to Munich temporary flight service at the Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA). The airline’s flight, DE 2295, which on Wednesday departed from Munich in Germany carrying about 240 passengers, touched down at about Thursday for the very first time on Namibian soil. (NAMPA) GH/LI/ND (Edited by George Hendricks)
by: Brumelda English ----- An Air Namibia A330-200 Airbus flying from Frankfurt, Germany yesterday had to land in Botswana after the Hosea Kutako International Airport was downgraded. Air Namibia had to scramble to secure landing rights in Botswana, after the Directorate of Civil Aviation reclassified the Namibia Airports Company's International Airport allegedly due to shortcomings in it's safety equipment.
Now that the Hosea Kutako International Airport has been restored to its previous status after having been downgraded, what will the authorities do to ensure that history does not repeat itself? How much was incurred in losses, both to the Namibia Airports Company and Air Namibia? These are crucial questions that are yet to be answered.---