Air Namibia (SW, Windhoek Int'l) has discontinued all charter flights, including all earlier planned flights to South Africa last week.

The airline made the announcement on June 8, saying charter flights had been discontinued with immediate effect and until further notice, but did not say why. It had planned to fly between Cape Town and Windhoek Int'l, and Windhoek and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo on June 11.

Other flights to the United Kingdom and China are also believed to be cancelled, Namibia’s New Era reported, affecting more than 100 passengers.

Air Namibia has carried out numerous repatriation flights, such as a flight on May 24 between Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, repatriating 96 Namibian nationals. On June 3 it flew from London Heathrow for the first time, on a repatriation flight that also took in Frankfurt Int'l. The flight landed in Namibia on June 4 with 127 passengers.

The carrier said it is continuing with domestic operations, including between Windhoek Eros and Ondangwa, Rundu, Mpacha, Luderitz, and Oranjemund. Flights between Eros and Walvis Bay remain suspended until June 22 due to lockdown restrictions following several coronavirus cases in Walvis Bay.

Air Namibia said on its website that all scheduled regional and international flights remain suspended until June 30 while domestic flights resumed on May 6.