Friday, August 16, 2013

► COTE D'IVOIRE: Cameroon's Camair-Co starts Abidjan via Lagos from September.

Camair-Co (QC), the national airline of Cameroon, is set to expand its West African network with the launch of a long delayed 3x weekly flights to Abidjan, Ivory Coast via Lagos Nigeria effective September 2.

Speaking in Lagos ahead of the announcement, Job Ikose Mbenda, Camair-Co International Sales Manager, said the decision to extend its current flights to Lagos onwards to the Ivorian capital was based on the huge demand seen for traffic into and out of the Nigerian commercial hub.
We are proud to commence the Douala-Lagos-Abidjan flight in September which is along the line of our vision to be the leading airline linking Atlantic Africa and the rest of the world,” Mbenda stated.
The route, originally slated to begin in June, will operate using a B737-700.

Camair-Co(QC): Douala - Lagos - Abidjan
-Eff 02SEP
  • QC361 DLA 0850 – 1015 LOS 1055 – 1140 ABJ 737 135
  • QC362 ABJ 1230 – 1515 LOS 1555 – 1730 DLA 737 135
Mr Mbenda also reiterated that the airline's first leased 777 would arrive before year end and would replace the airline's current long haul metal, a B767-300ER. He also committed to the arrival of two B787s (variant not disclosed) by the end of 2014 but did not state whether these would be an outright purchase or a lease.