Namibia’s private airline, Westair Aviation on Wednesday announced that it has commenced with a restructuring exercise that will see the retrenchment of a portion of their workforce.

The private airline which commenced operations in June 2019 in a statement said due to the COVID-19 crisis, “we have no option but to restructure without delay in order to survive the immediate economic and social impacts.”

“Westair group has commenced with a process of retrenching a portion of our workforce. The company is able to retain its foundation which in part includes maintenance personnel, pilots and other supporting staff,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, the airline has since suspended all flights between Eros, Ondangwa, Eros starting effective Thursday.

“The Eros, Oranjemund, Cape Town schedule has already been suspended and will remain so until global restrictions on travel are lifted,” they said, adding that they will continue operating and offering medical evacuation and air ambulance services, cargo flights, mining support services, as well as corporate charters. Enditem



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