Air Namibia, the Namibian flag-carrier and Lufthansa Technik AG have agreed to extend the technical support to cover components, engineering and line maintenance for the airlines' long-haul fleet of two factory new Airbus A330 aircraft.

The agreement named "total technical support" TTS contract is valid till 2018. In addition, the MRO facility will  provide support of the airlines' lease returns for the former A340 fleet, while it has been providing technical support to Air Namibia, since 2006.

Rene Gsponer, chief operating officer Air Namibia, said: "The integrated technical support we receive from Lufthansa Technik allows us to focus optimally on flight operations."

Claus Peters, sales executive Africa and Middle East, added:  "We're very pleased to continue to support the growth of this successful airline so extensively,"

Air Namibia offers international and domestic service to destinations in southern Africa as well as daily connections to Germany. Currently the fleet consists of ten aircraft.