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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. The constitution of 1990 established Namibia as an independent republic and it was renamed from South-West Africa. Until this point it had been controlled by South Africa. The area of Namibia is 824,269 sq km (318,252 sq mi).

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Air Oasis   

Inactive 1960s

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Eros Air  updated

Unsure 1970* - 1971*

^ Comments : Eros Air was formed in 1970

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Namib Air   

Renamed 1978 - 1991

^ 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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NamibAir   

Unsure 1963* - 1978

^ Comments : NamibAir Namibair was set up in 1963 as a charter airline, becoming a subsidiary company of Suidwes Lugdiens in 1966

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Oryx Aviation   

Renamed 1956* - 1959

^ Comments : Oryx Aviation was formed in 1956. merged into South West Air Transport and the airline was renamed to Suidwes Lugdiens in 1959

^ Genealogy : Oryx Aviation >>South West Air Transport >Suidwes Lugdiens >Air Namibia

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South West African Airways  updated

Renamed 1931 - 1935

^ Comments : South West African Airways was formed in early 1931 [SAA was originally formed when the South African Government took over the assets and liabilities of Union Airways and renamed it to South African Airways on 01Feb1934. It was soon enlarged by the acquisition of South West African Airways on 01Feb1935]

^ Genealogy : South West African Airways >>SAA

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South West Air Transport   

Renamed 1948 - 1959

^ 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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Suidwes Lugdiens (South West Airways)   

Renamed 1959 - 1978

^ 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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SWAWEK Aviation   

Unsure 1964* - 1966*

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