It’s March, which means we’re celebrating! Celebrating Namibia’s 33rd year of independence and celebrating Namibians – the wonderful people from the Land of the Brave. The pages of our Independence issue are dedicated to innovation and inspiration. To creative Namibians making things happen. Those who grind and hustle and never give up on their dreams. We celebrate Namibian places and landscapes. In February, our Valentine’s competition allowed our readers and social media followers to share what they LOVE about Namibia. The entries blew us away, and we were so glad that the winner was selected through a random draw, because there were all too many entries that bowled us over with their creativity and passion. We loved how genuine people were and how heartfelt their feelings toward their home is.
On the cover
When we started this airline in 2019, our hope was for a next generation of aviation. A generation dedicated to authenticity, service delivery and safety. A generation that is genuine and proud. Our dream is to build a privately-owned business that a nation can be proud of. So, to celebrate Namibia’s independence month, we curated a cover that represents the next generation of Namibians.
Via our social media platforms the public shared pictures of their unique interpretation of Namibian dress, from which our magazine team chose four individuals who showcased modern Namibia with class, edge and authenticity. Oshiwambo’s bright Ondelela fabric was fashioned into a men’s trouser and included as an accent on a stylish dress, while another flaunted an original design featuring leather elements and a funky take on animal print.
In celebrating Namibia’s independence this year, the cover of our March issue exhibits our country’s diversity, liberation, history and freedom of expression. Alina Kadhila, Donovan Majiedt, Founa Kazongominja and Charene Labuschagne, these four Namibians embody the spirit of our country – from all walks of life, creed and culture, and uncanny pride in their heritage and hopes for the future of the Land of the Brave.
Win with FlyNamibia this Independence Day
On 1 March we launched our ‘Voices of Unity’ competition. By entering you stand a chance to win two return tickets to any of our destinations! To enter, all you need to do is post a video of you singing the Namibian national anthem, any way, anywhere, as loud and proud as you possibly can.
Tag us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and nominate two friends to do the same by tagging them in the comments section of our post. You will then be entered into the draw! Winners will be announced on Independence Day.
While we encourage creativity, please remain respectful of our anthem in your performance. It’s about celebrating Namibia!
Hitching a Safari lift
Our safari route schedule will be shaking things up from April this year with the addition of direct flights between Windhoek and Swakopmund as well as Swakopmund and Etosha. This will create even more options for travellers wishing to discover as much of Namibia as possible, with less time spent on the road and more time to explore.
In March, our team will be attending the ITB in Berlin, Germany to showcase this offering to the world and attract more foreign visitors to help boost our tourism sector.
FlyNamibia currently operates domestic routes from Eros Airport in Windhoek to Ondangwa, Rundu, Katima Mulilo, Walvis Bay and Oranjemund, as well as a regional route between Hosea Kutako International Airport and Cape Town International. Flights can be booked through all major travel agencies, or directly via FlyNamibia’s 24/7 contact centre at +264 83 339 0011. Customers can also visit www.flynamibia.com.na for online bookings.
The FlyNamibia Team