Air Namibia to take delivery of first A330 in September

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Air Namibia will take delivery of the first of two new Airbus A330-200s later this month followed by the second in November.

The two aircraft, which are being leased from US-based Intrepid Aviation on a 12-year contract, will be used primarily on the long-haul route from the Namibian capital Windhoek to Frankfurt, Air Namibia says.

Air Namibia estimates the aircraft will allow it to make savings of N$510 million ($3 million) in operating costs over the next five years.

The A330s are configured in a two-class 244 seat-layout, including 30 in business class. The aircraft replace two A340-300s currently used on the Windhoek-Frankfurt route, whose lease agreement expires in October.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows Air Namibia currently has a fleet of four A319s, two A340s, four Embraer ERJ 135s and a Hawker Beechcroft 1900.