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February 6, 2012

Air Namibia Orders Two Airbus A319 Jets

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Air Namibia on Monday announced it has placed an order for two Airbus aircraft to replace the two Boeing 737-500s currently in its fleet. The deal is valued at approximately $161 million at list prices.

Airbus said the Windhoek-based carrier, which serves as the national airline of Namibia, ordered two new Airbus A319 aircraft. The planes, which both have a seating capacity for 112 passengers in a two class layout, will be used on regional routes from Windhoek to other African cities.

“Our in-service experience with Airbus aircraft has confirmed that the A319 is the ideal aircraft for Air Namibia’s regional routes,” said Theo M. Namases, Acting CEO of Air Namibia. “The efficiency of our new aircraft, together with their commonality with our existing fleet will provide a strong basis for our continued growth and contribution to the Namibian tourist industry.”

Airbus Chief Operating Officer at Customers, John Leahy, said Airbus is ‘delighted’ to welcome Air Namibia as a new customer. “Air Namibia’s decision to invest in new A319s is a great endorsement for the efficiency of the aircraft and Airbus’ family concept,” he said.

Air Namibia currently operates two A319 aircraft on regional routes and two Airbus A340-300 aircraft which it leased from German airline Lufthansa and uses for flights to Germany. The African airline also operates three Embraer ERJ 135 aircraft and two Boeing B737-500 aircraft, and the new Airbus aircraft are expected to replace the 737s.

The order announced on Monday is valued at approximately $161.4 million at Airbus list prices, but aircraft manufacturers usually provide significant discounts.

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