Tuesday, January 1, 2013

► CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Karinou Airlines to go regional in early 2013.

Karinou Airlines logoAmidst a turbulent political climate, Karinou Airlines (KRN), formerly Africa Airlines, has outlined plans to launch scheduled regional operations out of Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, possibly in early January.

Karinou Airlines Route Network
Karinou Airlines Network
Having previously plied domestic charter routes, the Lebanese-owned carrier is said to have a capital base of USD100million (XAF50billion) which it will use in the launch of the following routes:
  • Bangui - Ndjamena - Douala - Cotonou, 
  • Bangui - Douala - Pointe Noire - Kinshasa, 
  • Bangui - Kinshasa - Douala - Cotonou, 
  • Bangui - Ndjamena - Yaounde - Malabo.
Source [CH-Aviation]

The airline operates a Boeing 737-200ADV (MSN 23109 | TL-AEG) formerly with Lebanon's Med Airways.