Air Namibia has become the latest casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic, with all flights grounded and future bookings suspended.

The state-owned flag carrier confirmed the move in a Facebook post, directing affected customers to email or for more information.

Windhoek-based Air Namibia began life as South West Air Transport back in 1946, and in recent years operated a fleet of Airbus A319 and A330s, as well as Embraer ERJ 135ER regional jets.

Business Traveller reviewed the carrier’s business class service on the long-since-terminated Gatwick-Windhoek route back in 2007.

There are no direct, nonstop flights between the UK and Namibia, and the country is currently on the government’s list of banned destinations aimed at stopping the spread of the South African variant of Covid-19.