Caroline Dunaiski, former Namibia Wildlife Resorts (NWR) operations manager and an aviation expert for 35 years have decried that the continual appointments of chief executive officers with a non-aviation background was the reason why Africa’s airlines are in a sorry state.
Dunaiski is credited for the role she played in opening the Luanda route for the Kenyan airline and she said political lenses continues to be made use of when deciding who should and shouldn’t be at the helm of airlines in Africa.
Dunaiski has attempted without success to run Air Namibia despite her experience in the South African aviation space and having herself worked at Air Namibia.
She said it would be a sad day if time would dawn for the liquidation of the airline which a few weeks ago was left with the painful option to cut salaries by 50%.
Air Namibia’s voice, Paulus Nakawa has since jumped ship, days after the news broke.