Saturday, February 16, 2013

► COTE D'IVOIRE: (Pic) Air Cote d'Ivoire to launch domestic network in coming months following arrival of E170 Jet.

Air Cote d'IvoireAir Côte d'Ivoire (HF) has taken delivery of its Embraer 170 (MSN 307 | F-HBXH) wet-leased from Air France thereby supplementing the carrier's current fleet of two Airbus A319s.

According to airline boss René Decurey the new aircraft would also help facilitate the start of domestic flights in the near future:
Air Cote D'Ivoire Embraer E170 in delivery
Air Cote d'Ivoire's E170 (© Patrick Dourlot)
"It is necessary to facilitate travel, make it enjoyable, while providing an attractive flight schedule so that there are more stops (...) Our mission is to connect in a very short travel time, West Africa and Central Africa. And the arrival of the third aircraft has enabled us to offer customers more frequencies and more destinations," said Mr Decurey announcing the start of domestic flights in coming months.
Source [Le Nouveau Réveil]

The Embraer is currently used on the airline's recently inaugurated regional flights between Abidjan and Accra, Bamako, Conakry and Lomé.