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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

► NAMIBIA: Air Namibia announces numerous changes to its timetable from October onwards.

Air NamibiaAs part of their strategy of efficient utilisation of their aircraft, Namibian carrier Air Namibia (SW) have again announced various changes to both their regional and international network, effective from October 2012 (the precise dates are subject to each individual post).
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Air Namibia's Route Map
Amongst the changes are an increase in flights from Windhoek, Namibia to Luanda, Angola from 5x to 6x weekly, a reduction in frequency on the Windhoek - Maun (Botswana) - Victoria falls (Zimbabwe) route from daily to 4x weekly from October 2012 to March 2013 due to lower tourist demand at that time, and for the period 19 to 25 November 2012, the switching of Windhoek - Frankfurt, Germany flights to daytime flights for reasons of aircraft maintenance.


Unless stated otherwise, changes made are effective 1 October 2012.
  • Windhoek - Walvis Bay, Namibia  will be a once daily flight only. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays the flights will operate in the afternoon, whilst on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays they will operate in the morning.
    • SW151 WDH 1040 - 1115 WVB 735 | 246
    • SW153 WDH 1510 - 1545 WVB EQV | 1357
     
    • SW152 WVB 1200 - 1235 WDH 735 | 246
    • SW154 WVB 1620 - 1655 WDH EQV | 1357
     
  • Walvis Bay – Cape Town, South Africa will operate via Windhoek, therefore flights SW748 and SW749 are removed from the schedule effective 28 October 2012 onwards.
  • Windhoek - Gaborone, Botswana will switch from Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays to Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays; all flights to operate in the morning.
    • SW756 WDH 0910 - 1045 GBE ER3 | 57
    • SW756 WDH 0910 - 1045 GBE ER3 | 4
     
    • SW755 GBE 1120 - 1300 WDH ER3 | 57
    • SW755 GBE 1130 - 1315 WDH ER3 | 4
  • Lusaka, Zambia - Windhoek, on Fridays and Sundays, will switch to an afternoon/evening departure.
    • SW753 LUN 1805 - 2025 WDH ER3 | 57
     
  • Windhoek - Maun, Botswana - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Windhoek will drop from daily to a 4x weekly service from 28 October 2012 to 30 March 2013 due to seasonality.
    • SW792 WDH 0915 - 1030 MUB 1105 - 1155 VFA 1230 - 1410 WDH ER3 | 1357
  • Windhoek - Luanda, Angola will increase from five to six weekly flights with a new Saturday frequency, effective 28 October 2012.
    • SW772 WDH 0935 - 1115 LAD EQV | 134567
    • SW773 LAD 1215 - 1555 WDH EQV | 134567
  • Windhoek - Frankfurt, Germany departure time is to change from 21:05 to 21:45, and consequently, the arrival time in FRA is to change from 07:00 to 06:55 (Europe Winter time change). The Frankfurt -Windhoek departure time is to remain at 18:10 UTC but due to time change in Europe; the local time in Frankfurt is to change from 20:10 to 19:10.  This is effective 28 October 2012 onwards.
  • Windhoek - Frankfurt, Germany one of Air Namibia's Airbus A340-300s is to undergo a mandatory maintenance check from 19 November 2012 to 26 November 2012 in Frankfurt, and as a result, their schedule will change as follows: All flight departures from Windhoek to Frankfurt (SW285) from 19 November 2012 to 25 November 2012 will change to 12 hours earlier, i.e. 08:10 a.m. (local). All passengers will automatically be rebooked on the day flights SW285 operating on the same day as their initial bookings during the period
  •      • SW285 WDH 0810 - 1720 FRA 343 | 1234567 
Source [Air Namibia]

Kind thanks to the girls at Air Namibia for their help on this one.

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