On 1 November 2021, Westair Aviation, the country’s largest aviation company, announced the rebranding of its scheduled passenger airline from FlyWestair to FlyNamibia.


Speaking at the event the CEO of Westair Aviation, Henri van Schalkwyk, said, “At Westair Aviation we are, have always been and will always aim to be The Standard in Aviation in Namibia. Now that role takes on a whole new dimension as we set our sights even higher, dream even bigger and embark on a journey that will not only broaden our own horizons, but hopefully those of the country in which we live, operate, hope and dream. As Namibia’s largest aviation body, we accept our responsibility to grow and develop aviation in Namibia. We accept the responsibility to contribute toward the development of the Namibian economy in a post-COVID environment. How will we do this? By connecting Namibia to the world.”

As part of our rebrand, we have also launched two other exciting initiatives: the FlyNamibia Bursary Scheme and FlyNamibia Safari. As of April 2022, FlyNamibia will offer daily flights from Windhoek to Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Etosha under FlyNamibia Safari, making your journey to and across this incredible land all the easier, and more beautiful. FlyNamibia is set to connect travellers to the very best of Namibia… and beyond.


With the launch of the new brand, Westair Aviation hopes to once again have a carrier in the Namibian and African skies that a nation can be proud of. An airline that can proudly fly Namibia’s colours far and wide. With an ethos based on the concept of Ubuntu, which is celebrated across the continent, FlyNamibia aims to be a beacon that connects Namibia as a community with the rest of the world, and helps bring the world to Namibia so that we can showcase how unique and truly special we are as a destination.