It’s December and we’re knocking on 2023’s door… we can hardly believe it. It’s the end of the year, and what a year it was!

Our 2022 was characterised by changes, new beginnings and exciting partnerships. Among the changes included additional flights on our well-loved routes and new staff members joining our team. December is a time for reminiscing and finding joy. The pages of this month’s magazine are dedicated to celebrating 2022 and the wonderful achievements and stories that encompassed an exciting year. We’re giving some of our favourite tales from the land of the brave and its inspiring people a second chance, just in case you missed it! We hope you enjoy them if it’s your first time, and if you’re a frequent traveller and avid follower of our publication, we hope they bring you another round of hope, inspiration and joy. 

Here are some of our FlyNamibia highlights from 2022:

January: We welcomed the new year with new projects, including the launch of our FlyNamibia Bursary Scheme – training the aviation professionals of the future.

February: In Feb we shook up our flight schedule to Rundu to make the flying experience better for both our business and leisure travellers.

March: As of 1 March, we started offering flights between Windhoek and Cape Town International six days a week, giving our customers even more options and connections to explore.

April: FlyNamibia launched our safari offering – FlyNamibia Safari. Visitors to Namibia can now reach Namibia’s most popular tourist attractions via fly-ins with us… at the cost of a self-drive. FlyNamibia Safari is a revolution for the Namibian tourism industry. Read more on page 14. 

May: After an exciting search for our company’s first brand ambassador – dubbed The Face of FlyNamibia – we started off the month of May with a splash, being introduced to, and introducing Namibia to, Joyce Nghiishililwa. Joyce took her first ever flight with us, the start of a wonderful journey with FlyNamibia. We also established a new scheduled route between Eros Windhoek and Oranjemund.

June: On 24 June we celebrated three years of FlyNamibia (previously FlyWestair), Namibia’s first privately-owned airline. At the end of June FlyNamibia joined stakeholders as part of a roadshow in the Zambezi Region. The aim of the roadshow was to find out how to better serve the needs of our tourism industry. 

July: In July, our FlyNamibia brand ambassador Joyce was invited to join the Gondwana Collection’s team on an exciting excursion to the Zambezi Region. As part of a new web series named ‘I Laugh Namibia’, Joyce joined Namibian personalities Lazarus Jacobs, Neville Basson and Odile Gertze on a fun, and laugh-filled, adventure.

August: In August be updated the departure times of our scheduled flights between Windhoek and Cape Town. We also welcomed Andre Compion on board as our new Managing Director.

September: On Tuesday 20 September, FlyNamibia announced a new partnership with the Namibia Football Association, becoming the NFA’s official air travel partner. Read more on page 37. We also added additional flights to our Eros Windhoek and Ondangwa schedule. The big topic on everyone’s minds and lips of course, is our partnership with Airlink, which was announced on 28 September. Read more about it on page 51.

October: On 28 October we started operating our new route between Eros Windhoek and Walvis Bay.

November: We had a ton of fun at the Tourism Expo in Windhoek at the start of November. With multiple competitions and tons of prizes to be won, the FlyNamibia Festival tent was a great spot to hang out and enjoy the vibes.

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 for online bookings.

Excited for the future

There’s always more in store at FlyNamibia and we’re looking forward to an even more eventful 2023, with new routes and further developments on the horizon. We wish you and your family a wonderful festive season. Be safe and enjoy the time together.

Happy flying!

The FlyNamibia Team