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|Air-Namibia flies empty between Frankfurt and Windhoek|
|Written by Nghidipo Nangolo|
|Thursday, 06 October 2011 00:22|
The beleaguered national airliner remains mum on the alleged return flight Windhoek-Frankfurt-Windhoek without any passengers on board.|
Air-Namibia had to send the Airbus A-340 to Germany to relay its sister plane that was undergoing maintenance, but no reasons were given as to why another aircraft was at all needed, since there had apparently been no bookings whatsoever. This newspaper has it on good authority that the Airbus, which carries 295 passengers, flew the combined 16,238 kilometres totally empty.
Air-Namibia had not responded to several questions sent to its communication officer Oneka Msiska in this regard. A reliable source told Informanté that the airline instead attempted to put the blame on the pilot of the Airbus, Captain Mike Rabie, for piloting an empty plane.
“How can they want to put the blame on him if he only follows instructions?” the angry source asked.
It is estimated that the alleged international deadhead flight cost the embattled national carrier, which is bailed out year after year by the Namibian government, several million dollars.