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Can Air Namibia survive the current pilots strike?

Air Namibia (Windhoek) is currently limping through a strike by its pilots, represented by the Namibian Airline Pilots Association (NAPA). Some flights are being cancelled as the carrier continues to lose money. The airline issued the following short statement:

The NAPA industrial action is still on going. Negotiations continue, to reach an agreeable solution.

According to this report by AllAfrica the African carrier is hiring foreign pilots to maintain most of its flights. According to the union the airline is paying more for these foreign pilots than what the national pilots are asking for in the negotiations.

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Copyright Photo: Bernhard Ross. Airbus A340-311 V5-NME (msn 051) awaits for its passengers at Frankfurt, bound for Windhoek.

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Singapore Airlines swings to a $185 million profit in the fiscal first quarter

Singapore Airlines (Singapore) has swung to the black again with a profit of $185 million (US) in its fiscal first quarter.

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Copyright Photo: Andi Hiltl. Just delivered, Airbus A380-841 9V-SKK (msn 051) arrives at Zurich.