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Monday, November 19, 2012

►►► NAMIBIA: Flight disruptions as Pilot strike forces Air Namibia to issue revised timetable.

Air Namibia[SEE NEW POST FOR ADDED UPDATES] Air Namibia's (SW) pilot union, the Namibian Airline Pilots Association (NAPA), has proceeded with industrial action after a breakdown in talks with the carrier's management. The strike went into effect this morning, Friday 16 November 2012 at 00h01.

Air Namibia union strike
According to Air Namibia, a deadlock arose between Air Namibia's management and the NAPA Executive  over salary negotiations. Management is said to have offered a 5% salary increment on cost to company (ctc) across the board, backdated 01 April 2012 which the Union is said to have declined.

Here in is a list of cancelled and delayed flights as per the press release.

The following flights will operate on Friday 16 November 2012

DOMESTIC
  • SW164/5/6/,7 Eros - Ondangwa - Eros
  • SW174: Eros - Rundu - Mpacha -Eros
  • SW792: Windhoek - Maun - Victoria Falls - Windhoek
REGIONAL
  • SW745: CPT-WDH
  • SW703: JNB-WDH
  • SW742/3: WDH - CPT - WDH delayed
  • SW154: WDH-WVB
  • SW9744: WVB-CPT
  • SW772/3: WDH-LAD-WDH
  • SW704/701: WDH-JNB-WDH
  • SW746/747: WDH- CPT-WDH
INTERNATIONAL
  • SW285: WDH-FRA
  • SW286: FRA-WDH

The following flights will operate on Saturday 17 November 2012

DOMESTIC
  • SW164/5/6/7: Eros-Ondangwa-Eros
  • SW792: WDH-MUN-VIC FALLS-WDH
REGIONAL
  • SW772/3: WDH-LAD-WDH
  • SW751/752: WDH-LUN-WDH
  • SW714/713: WDH-JNB-WDH
  • SW744/5: CPT-WDH- CPT
  • SW746/7: WDH-CPT-WDH delayed
  • SW746/747: WDH- CPT-WDH
INTERNATIONAL
  • SW285: WDH-FRA
  • SW286: FRA-WDH

The following flights will be affected on Friday 16 November 2012

FLIGHTS CANCELLED
DOMESTIC
  • SW755/6: WDH-GBE-WDH
  • SW730/1: WDH-HRE-WDH
  • SW753/4: WDH-LUN-WDH
REGIONAL
  • SW744: WDH- CPT
  • SW761: WDH-ACC
  • SW754/55: WDH-LUN-WDH
  • SW714: WDH-JNB-WDH
  • SW702: WDH-JNB
INTERNATIONAL 
  • None

The following flights will be affected on Saturday 17 November 2012

FLIGHTS CANCELLED
DOMESTIC
  • SW102: WDH-LUD-WDH
REGIONAL
  • SW744: WDH- CPT
  • SW761: WDH-ACC
  • SW754/55: WDH-LUN-WDH
  • SW714: WDH-JNB-WDH
  • SW702: WDH-JNB
INTERNATIONAL
  • None

[UPDATE 19 NOVEMBER] According to The Namibian newspaper, the strike appears to be entering its fourth day, with negotiations between Management and the pilot's Union still ongoing.

Since the onset of the strike on Friday, the Namibian national airline has been using contract pilots and has given passengers the opportunity to reschedule or cancel their flights.

A statement is expected this afternoon.


[UPDATE 19 NOVEMBER 17H00L]

Due  to the current on-going  NAPA  industrial action, Air Namibia has worked out a contingency  plan to  ensure minimal disruptions  on its operations;  negotiations are  still  on-going between NAPA and management  in order to finding a solution.

Here-below, find the latest schedule for flights operating on Monday 19/11/2012

The following flights will be affected on Monday 19 November 2012


DOMESTIC [FLIGHTS OPERATING]
  • SW164/5/6/,7 Eros-Ondangwa- Eros
  • SW174, Eros- Rundu- Mpacha – Eros
  • SW792, WDH-MUN-VIC FALLS-WDH
  • SW730/731, WDH-GBE- WDH
REGIONAL [FLIGHTS CANCELLED] (operated by ERJ 135)
  • SW755/6, WDH-GBE-WDH
  • SW753/4, WDH-LUN-WDH
  • SW730/731, WDH-GBE- WDH
REGIONAL [FLIGHTS OPERATING]
  • SW745 CPT-WDH
  • SW703, JNB-WDH
  • SW702, WDH-JNB
  • SW744, WDH-CPT
  • SW742/3, WDH –CPT-WDH
  • SW772/3, WDH-LAD-WDH
  • SW761/701, WDH-JNB-WDH

REGIONAL [FLIGHTS CANCELLED]
  • SW701/761, WDH-ACC
  • SW754/55, WDH-LUN-WDH
  • SW714/713 WDH-JNB-WDH


INTERNATIONAL [FLIGHTS CANCELLED]
  • SW285, WDH - FRA
  • SW286, FRA-WDH
Please take note that,  we will keep you updated  as per new developments. The  schedule  as
indicated above is only for Monday 19/11/12.

Source [Air Namibia]

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