Air Namibia Appoints Interim CEO

Air Namibia Appoints Interim CEO

The Air Namibia Board has appointed Theo Mberirua as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Southern African airline, with effect from 13 July 2020.

Theo Mberirua replaces Elia Erastus who was appointed on the same role earlier this year. Air Namibia Board congratulated Mberirua on his appointment and extended gratitude to outgoing CEO Elia Erastus for captaining the airline during this current Covid19 storm.

Mberirua has previously served in both the private and public sectors. He comes into the aviation industry at a time the industry is experiencing the biggest tailwind in the history of aviation. In the latest African Airlines Association Impact Report African airlines are set to lose U$8,5 billion in 2020.

Air Namibia is currently flying on fumes and in turbulent weather. On 6 July Air Namibia had its Air Service Licences suspended by the Transportation Commission of Namibia before the Namibian High Court over turned it 24hours later.

Air Namibia recently suspended all international operations after President Giengob called for the liquidation of the loss-making airline. SW continues to serve domestic flights to destinations such as Ondangwa, Eros, Luderitz, Walvis Bay and Oranjemund.

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