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I am not sure they want to close the airline. Air Namibia is a tool to promote the country abroad and attract tourists. If it can run profitably (like Air Mauritius do) its' a double win. However they can afford some losses provide these are compensated by the tourists influx. The economy needs them.
I can imagine LH might operate the fra-wdh route some day in reponse to the flag carrier cancelling the flight. The problem with AirNamibia is that they are losing money on most s/hauls as well ...

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sn-remember wrote: 07 Sep 2019, 14:02If it can run profitably (like Air Mauritius do) its' a double win
OFF topic, but Air Mauritius is not profitable at all, the are in fact struggling to survive.

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I am not sure they want to close the airline. Air Namibia is a tool to promote the country abroad and attract tourists. If it can run profitably (like Air Mauritius do) its' a double win. However they can afford some losses provide these are compensated by the tourists influx. The economy needs them.
I can imagine LH might operate the fra-wdh route some day in reponse to the flag carrier cancelling the flight. The problem with AirNamibia is that they are losing money on most s/hauls as well ...
Eurowings will operate this route, from late 2019, replacing the Munich-Windhoek. Air Berlin has operated Munich-Windhoek, in the past.

With the recent growth of tourism, some international airlines have opened services to Namibia: Ethiopian Airlines, KLM and Qatar Airways

Namibia is one youngest country, in the world. It gained independence in 1990, from South Africa. Tourism started to grow in 2000s, before tourism industry was low.

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@Poiu
OFF topic . As an aside about MK, here is an overview of the airline's results over the 12 previous years. Not contesting they are struggling but certainly not an economic basket case either. 2016, 2017, 2018 were good years for them. 2019 is bad. But they proved they are capable to survive in a very competitive environment.
Diagram from wiki :
mk results.jpg

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Press release Air Namibia 06 Sept 2019: the Board of Directors' chairperson (Dee Sauls-Beckenbrock) and the deputy chairperson (Nangula Kauluma) have both resigned.
https://www.namibian.com.na/82859/read/ ... Nam-resign

Hence the "talks with Lufthansa" are probably put on hold...

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Lufthansa to scrap 15 older A320s as more A320neos are delivered. Aerocircular (Ostend Airport, Belgium) will handle the tear-downs.

https://www.aviation24.be/airports/oste ... ocircular/
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Lufthansa Cargo is close to retiring another MD11F, serial 48805, which is due to exit the fleet by 2019 end.
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Lufthansa to assume flights from Frankfort to Graz and Salzburg from Austrian Airlines by early 2020. The carrier will operate A319, A320, CRJ900, and E190.
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Lufthansa is reportedly not interested in the Slovenian government’s proposal to jointly set up the country’s new national carrier.
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Lufthansa has extended a leased A220-300 from airBaltic until 30 November 2019 on four routes out of Munich.
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Lufthansa to launch services in summer 2020 from Frankfurt to Bristol and Rennes with E190 and CRJ900, and from Munich to Jerez de la Frontera and Minsk with A320 and CRJ900.
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Lufthansa faces strike action after a cabin crew union voted to escalate its conflict with Europe’s biggest airline group.
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Lufthansa just reported its Q3 results and commented on the outlook of all their business units.

https://newsroom.lufthansagroup.com/eng ... c61356b898

Interesting, Brussels Airllines is again mentioned seperately several times...

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Inquirer wrote: 07 Nov 2019, 08:32 Interesting, Brussels Airllines is again mentioned seperately several times...
But still not a "Network airline". It shows the ambiguity of the LH management relative to SN.

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convair wrote: 07 Nov 2019, 10:01
Inquirer wrote: 07 Nov 2019, 08:32 Interesting, Brussels Airllines is again mentioned seperately several times...
But still not a "Network airline". It shows the ambiguity of the LH management relative to SN.
They still don't have a clue/plan what to do with Brussels Airlines. They keep excluding them from the Network airlines, while they're no longer part of Eurowings. SN is the 'orphan' of the group: not belonging anywhere. Sad.

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And there are now cuts in premium economy and economy.

https://onemileatatime.com/lufthansa-re ... l-service/

At this point I am happy it chose IB for my trip to MEX in February. Much cheaper 800 euros instead of 1200 in premium economy. To be honest - cost cutting only achieves so much. I don't think LH and particularly the CEO have any idea on what to do apart from cost cutting - so good luck to them.

For SN I think they want them to do their own thing, which may be why they are not in the bigger picture yet. They have too many issues still to deal with, with the original network carriers OS - low cost competition, EW - still problematic and I still don't believe their results are "improving" - any lowcost carrier expands in any of their bases EW will be back in the red...LH - strike again so lots of hot plates.

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:evil: Still not mentionned in the "Inflight revue on LH planes" nor in the Star alliance partners

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On the way to further savings: Lufthansa Miles&More announces massive (negative) programme changes effective January 1, 2021. This will of course also affect Brussels Airlines (and Austrian, LOT, Luxair, Swiss, etc.).

https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/11/09/con ... ry-1-2021/

In other news, Lufthansa is stepping back from a commitment to buy 14 Boeing 777X jets valued at US$6.2 billion as it slows fleet growth in an effort to cut capital spending and rein in capacity. Its firm order for 34 B777X has become an order for 20 B777X with 14 options.
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United Airlines (my own FF) is doing the same... status linked to USD spent and no more on flown miles.

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evyncke wrote: 11 Nov 2019, 09:18 United Airlines (my own FF) is doing the same... status linked to USD spent and no more on flown miles.
Unless they introduce # of sectors to qualify Senator like they do for frequent traveler, many of their premium pax will loose their status.. and most probably their loyalty to M&M and star alliance all together..

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