Air Namibia was founded in 1946 and for many years operated several types of Boeing aircraft including several 737s as well as one 747-400. All Boeings are now history as the airline operated solely Airbus and Embraer aircraft.
Just Planes was lucky to film Air Namibia in 1999, the year it aquired a new Boeing 747-400 Combi which had been cancelled by Asiana and replaced the 747SP. The aircraft remained in the fleed through 2004. On this film we get to fly the aircraft from Windhoek to London Heathrow with a stopover in Lusaka. The return flight is from Frankfurt to Windhoek.
At the time of our visit to Air Namibia the airline operated 2 Boeing 737-200s. For this film we get to fly the very interesting route from Windhoek to Cape Town with a stopover in Walvis Bay. Same route on the return however a storm around Windhoek Airport causes us to make 2 go-around maneuvers and our crew decided to divert to the small airport of Eros where we make history as the very first ever Boeing 737 to land there and make the front page of the local newspaper the following morning. Once the storm clears the Air Namibia and our crew ferry the airplane back to Windoek, an 8 minute flight.