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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   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Eros Air  last update: 2017

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970* - 1971*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eros Air was formed in 1970

Namib Air  last update: 28Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1978 - 1991
Airline Code : SW : ---
Genealogy : South West Air Transport >Suidwes Lugdiens >>Namib Air >Air Namibia
Comments : [AIR NAMIBIA was established as SOUTH WEST AIR TRANSPORT in 1946 and commenced operations on 30Jun1948. Renamed to SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS (Suidwes) in 1959. SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS merged with NAMIB AIR on 01Dec1978 and NAMIB AIR's name was retained. Had KALAHRI EXPRESS AIRLINES integrated in in 2001. Appointed as national carrier in 1987 and in 1991 as a result of independence the name was changed to AIR NAMIBIA on 28Oct1991. Ceased operations in mid-2002 but restarted]

NamibAir   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1963* - 1978
Airline Code : SW : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : NamibAir Namibair was set up in 1963 as a charter airline, becoming a subsidiary company of Suidwes Lugdiens in 1966

Oryx Aviation  last update: 28Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1956* - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Oryx Aviation >>South West Air Transport >Suidwes Lugdiens >Air Namibia
Comments : Oryx Aviation was formed in 1956. merged into South West Air Transport and the airline was renamed to Suidwes Lugdiens in 1959 [AIR NAMIBIA was established as SOUTH WEST AIR TRANSPORT in 1946 and commenced operations in 1948. Renamed to SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS in 1959. SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS merged with NAMIB AIR in 1978 and NAMIB AIR's name was retained. Had KALAHRI EXPRESS AIRLINES integrated in in 2001. Appointed as national carrier in 1987 and in 1991 as a result of independence the name was changed to AIR NAMIBIA. Ceased operations in mid-2002]

South West African Airways  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1931 - 1935
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : South West African Airways >>SAA
Comments : South West African Airways was formed in early 1931 & regular services began in Aug1931. It was owned by the Greman comany Junkers [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]

South West Air Transport  last update: 28Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1948 - 1959
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : South West Air Transport >Suidwes Lugdiens >>Namib Air >Air Namibia
Comments : ORYX AVIATION merged into SOUTHWEST AIR TRANSPORT and the airline was renamed to SUIDWES LUGDIENS in 1959 [AIR NAMIBIA was established as SOUTH WEST AIR TRANSPORT in 1946 and commenced operations on 30Jun1948. Renamed to SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS (Suidwes) in 1959. SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS merged with NAMIB AIR on 01Dec1978 and NAMIB AIR's name was retained. Had KALAHRI EXPRESS AIRLINES integrated in in 2001. Appointed as national carrier in 1987 and in 1991 as a result of independence the name was changed to AIR NAMIBIA on 28Oct1991. Ceased operations in mid-2002 but restarted]

Suidwes Lugdiens (South West Airways)  last update: 28Oct2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1959 - 1978
Airline Code : SW : ---
Genealogy : South West Air Transport >Suidwes Lugdiens >>Namib Air >Air Namibia
Comments : ORYX AVIATION merged into SOUTHWEST AIR TRANSPORT and the airline was renamed to SUIDWES LUGDIENS in 1959 [AIR NAMIBIA was established as SOUTH WEST AIR TRANSPORT in 1946 and commenced operations on 30Jun1948. Renamed to SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS (Suidwes) in 1959. SOUTH WEST AIRWAYS merged with NAMIB AIR on 01Dec1978 and NAMIB AIR's name was retained. Had KALAHRI EXPRESS AIRLINES integrated in in 2001. Appointed as national carrier in 1987 and in 1991 as a result of independence the name was changed to AIR NAMIBIA on 28Oct1991. Ceased operations in mid-2002 but restarted]

SWAWEK Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1964* - 1966*
Airline Code : SW : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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