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Namibia's Directorate of Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation (DAAII) is investigating an incident in which a Eurowings Discover Airbus A330-200 (registered D-AXGB) was grounded after sustaining substantial damage in a hard landing.

FlyNamibia has withdrawn its objection made a few weeks ago against the application of planned new airline , FlyEtosha, saying their earnest grievance was borne out as a standard procedure.

Hospitality establishments nationwide have started to experience the positive effects of Namibia's Oil and Gas sector activities as certain hospitality establishments indicate that pilot projects as well as government’s green hydrogen projects have increased the number of their guests.

South African low-cost airline, FlySafair is set to launch scheduled flights to Windhoek in addition to Harare and Zanzibar after receiving permission from the International Air Services Council.

FlyEtosha Airways is still to secure the prerequisite licences to start offering scheduled flights in the country, The Brief can reveal. 

Thirty-three Gondwana establishments are recipients of the Traveller Review Awards for 2023. 

The government has expressed grave concern over increased poaching recorded at one of the country’s leading tourism destinations, the Etosha National Park.

Namibians accounted for only 33% of all guests at hospitality establishments in 2022 countrywide, a decline from 51% recorded in 2021, according to data shared by the Hospitality Association (HAN) of Namibia.

Namibia is ready to start piloting the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) and has started talks with other African countries to begin flights into the country.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services says Namibia’s Covid-19 protocols will remain unchanged while they monitor developments in China where a suspected new variant of the virus has been attributed to a surge in cases in that country.

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