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Namibia is a republic in south-western Africa, bordered on the north by Angola and Zambia, on the east by Botswana and South Africa, on the south by South Africa, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. South-West Africa became known internationally as Namibia when the UN General Assembly changed the territory's name by Resolution 2372 (XXII) of 12 June 1968. The South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) is a political party and former liberation movement in Namibia. It has been the governing party in Namibia since independence in 1990. The area of Namibia is 824,269 sq km (318,252 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Windhoek

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November 11, 2015

Namibian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has grounded Namibia flyafrica for using ineligible aircraft [update]

October 26, 2014

Scenic Air Namibia: 'Active' carrier specialising, as the name suggests, in scenic tours [added]

October 26, 2014

NCA (Namibia Commercial Aviation): status changed to 'Active' as carrier still operating [added]

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Aerolift   

Unsure 2003* - 2006*

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Air Namibia   

Active 1991 - date

^ Comments : Air Namibia was formed as South West Air Transport in 1946. Operations started on 30Jun1948. Renamed to Suidwes & merged into Namib Air on 01Dec1978. Namib Air name was changed to Air Namibia on 28Oct1991

^ Genealogy : South West Air Transport >Suidwes Lugdiens >>Namib Air >Air Namibia

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Albatros Air   

Unsure 2009* - 2009*

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Bay Air Aviation (Nomad Air)   

Active 1998* - date

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Comav Aviation   

Unsure 2003* - 2009*

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Desert Air   

Unsure 1996 - 2006*

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Hire & Fly   

Renamed 1977* - 1992

^ Comments : Hire & Fly was founded in 1977

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Kalahari Express Airlines  updated

Renamed 1999 - 2001

^ Comments : Kalahari Express Airlines was formed in 1998 & operated scheduled services out of Eros Airport, Windhoek [AIR NAMIBIA was established as SOUTH WEST AIR TRANSPORT in 1946 and commenced operations in 1948. Renamed to SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS in 1959. SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS merged with NAMIB AIR in 1978 and NAMIB AIR's name was retained. Had KALAHRI EXPRESS AIRLINES integrated in in 2001. Appointed as national carrier in 1987 and in 1991 as a result of independence the name was changed to AIR NAMIBIA. Ceased operations in mid-2002]

^ Genealogy : Kalahari Express Airlines >>Air Namibia

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Namibia flyafrica   

Inactive 2015 - 2015

^ Comments : Namibia flyafrica launched services on 02Sep2015. Namibian Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has grounded airline for using ineligible aircraft

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NCA (Namibia Commercial Aviation)   

Active 1992 - date

^ Comments : NCA was founded in 1992 after being renamed form Hire & Fly

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QuickJet Aviation   

Inactive 1999* - 1999*

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Scenic Air Namibia   

Active 2001 - date

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Sefofane Air Charters   

Renamed 1991 - 2012

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^ Genealogy : >Wilderness Air

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Westair Wings Charters (WestAir Aviation)   

Active 1980* - date

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Wilderness Air   

Active 2012 - date

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Wings Over Africa   

Active 1998 - date

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