AN Air Namibia plane that was undergoing heavy maintenance since May this year will start its normal operations as of next week, the national airline has announced.
It was earlier reported that the maintenance service provider, South African Airways Technical (SAAT) communicated to Air Namibia that it would not perform the required maintenance checks or accept further aircraft for maintenance before the airline settles its account.
Air Namibia spokesperson, Twakulilwa Kayofa, has since indicated that the account has been settled.
The amount was not disclosed.
According to Kayofa, the Airbus A319 aircraft, which is one of the four regional planes, will start operating as of 29 July, joining two other regional planes in service.
The previous flight schedules that were cancelled because of a reduced number of planes will be re-introduced.
The current 14 flights between Windhoek to Johannesburg will be increased to 21 weekly. The current operations of 7 flights a week to Cape Town will be increased to 14.
A further re-introduction of two flights per day to and from Eros and Ondangwa will be effected, translating into one in the morning and another one in the late afternoons.
“Our domestic flights to Lüderitz and Oranjemund will be operated from Eros Airport, and no longer from Hosea Kutako International Airport. This change will enable our esteemed clients to connect the same day in both directions via Eros, to or from Lüderitz or Oranjemund and Ondangwa. Days of operation will remain the same, offering three weekly flights on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday,” Kayofa explained.