NAMIBIA AIRPORTS COMPANY
To be a world-class service provider in airports operations and management
Develop, manage and operate safe and secure airports on sound business principles with due considerations for the interest of our stakeholders
Safety and security, integrity, teamwork, customer service excellence, and innovation
The Namibia Airports Company (NAC), a state-owned enterprise, was established in line with the Airports Company Act, Act 25 of 1998. It commenced operations in February 1999.
Alliances and Membership
The NAC is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
The NAC is a national corporate member of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NCCI), and given its central role in the tourism sector, the NAC has representation on the Marketing Committee of the Namibia Tourism Board.
Six Strategic Executives who report to the CEO head the following departments:
- Projects, IT and Engineering
- Business Strategy
- Finance and Administration
- Human Resources
- Strategic Business Unit One
- Strategic Business Unit Two
AIRPORT CATEGORIES IN NAMIBIA
We have two categories of airports: International and Domestic:
International Airports are those receiving both international and domestic air traffic. These airports have direct flights to/ from airports outside Namibia and to/from other airports in Namibia. In this category, we have Hosea Kutako and Walvis Bay International Airports.
At Walvis Bay International Airport, we have direct flights to/from the two South African cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg. We also have direct flights between Windhoek and Walvis Bay as well as Walvis Bay and Ondangwa. There, we have pretty much a modern and efficient infrastructure to cater for the passenger demands of today and many years to come.
Hosea Kutako International Airport (HKIA) is our national flagship linking Namibia to the world, with direct flights to Cape Town (South Africa), Harare (Zimbabwe), Johannesburg (South Africa), Luanda (Angola), Lusaka (Zambia), Maun (Botswana), and Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) as well as Frankfurt and Cologne(Germany), Doha (Qatar) and Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) It also serves domestic destinations such as Walvis Bay, Lüderitz and Oranjemund.
The second category is comprised of domestic airports,
which have air services between Namibian towns in Windhoek’s Eros Airport, Katima, Ondangwa, Luderitz and Rundu.
In 2017, NAC saw the advent of Eurowings Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa Airways as well as the ground work for the construction of the a of Fuel Service Station at HKIA to National Petroleum Corporation (NAMCOR) with the expected operations set for July 2018.
HKIA RECEIVES PRIORITY WITH DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS
The past three years have seen the increase in airlines calling at HKIA to ten (10) despite the limited resources at the Airport.
To this end, the only shareholder in NAC, the Government of the Republic of Namibia, has set in motions plans and projects to accelerate the development and expansion of infrastructure at the country’s flagship airport.
Plans remains afloat for the country to construct a new world class airport with state of the art facilities to cater for its customers. The new and improved infrastructure will offer a new Runway Category 4F that can accommodate multiple wide-bodied Code F aircraft, new double deck terminal building for international passengers, New VIP Lounge, New Fire Fighting Station Category 11, New Air Traffic Control Tower.
WALVIS BAY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Walvis Bay is a key economic driver of the Namibian economy, in order to support fishing companies and in line with the growth at home strategy, Walvis Bay International Airport is developed into a fully-fledged international airport with a special focus on cargo transportation.
Walvis Bay International Airport is equipped with the entire necessary infrastructure in order to facilitate air transportation of sea based products. The airport terminal (at a cost of N$ 100 Million) and the runway are competed.
Rehabilitation and upgrade of the runway is complete and upgraded to Category 4F and so is the construction of Polymer Fencing at Walvis Bay (at a cost of N$ 37 Million).
There are also plans to develop hangars and aircraft maintenance warehouses through Public Private Partnership’s initiatives. In addition to a new rescue & fire station was commissioned in 2016, the airport is expecting a total rehabilitation and upgrade of the runway.
The new terminal building inaugurated in 2015 is a state of the art comprising of a restaurant, bistro, curio shop, foreign exchange service, sufficient and comfortable seating, and car rental facilities and automated parking management system.
REGIONAL AIRPORTS (LUDERITZ, RUNDU, KATIMA MULILO & KEETMANSHOOP)
Considerable financial investments are needed to upgrade these airports into modern efficient airports that serves Namibia and her neighbours.