The government of Namibia has funded Air Namibia's new Airbus A319, which was delivered to the carrier last week, Flightglobal has learned.
The aircraft (MSN 5400) is the first of two A319s ordered in February 2012 to replace the carrier's Boeing 737-500 fleet.
The second aircraft (MSN 5336) is expected to be delivered next month. The state-owned African carrier operates two 1991-vintage 737-500s under operating leases, which expire in February.
Air Namibia is also replacing its two 1994-vintage A340-300s under operating leases with two new A330-200s this year.
Both A330s will be leased from Intrepid Aviation in the second half of 2013.