Sunday, February 3, 2013

► CAMEROON: Camair-Co boss Boertien announces new domestic routes; gets robbed.

On 23 January, Matthijs Boertien, the newly appointed CEO of Cameroonian carrier, Camair-Co (QC), announced the launch of several new domestic routes, last served by Camair-Co's predecessor, Cameroon Airlines (UY).

Onboard Camair-Co 737-700 (ExcelAsama)
In a joint press conference given by Boertien and Cameroonian Minister of Transport, Robert Nkilli, following a swearing-in ceremony at the Palais des Congrès in Yaoundé, it was announced that flights to Ngaoundéré, Bafoussam, Bertoua, and Bamenda would resume, joining Yaounde, Douala, Garoua and Maroua on QC's domestic network.
"The renovation of Ngaoundéré airport is completed. I announced the official reopening to traffic in December 2012," said Robert Nkilli.

It is unknown what aircraft are to be deployed on the routes, though it will likely be Camair-Co's Chinese built MA60s set to arrive early this year.

In a bizarre non-sequitur to an otherwise banal event, Boertien was informed after the conference that his car had been broken into with a laptop, "a large sum of money" and some important documents having been taken.