Showing posts with label Gabon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gabon. Show all posts

Monday, December 17, 2012

► TURKEY: "Leaked" document purportedly shows Turkish Airlines' planned Africa route expansion plans for 2013.

Turkish Airlines
A leaked document (and we use the term "leaked" in the loosest possible way) purporting to show Turkish Airlines' (TK) intended route expansion time line has been published on the web. According to the document, TK is planning an aggressive expansion into West and Central Africa though Southern Africa appears to remain largely neglected for the foreseeable future.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

► COTE D'IVOIRE: Air Cote d'Ivoire to add an Embraer E170 as further routes in West Africa are announced.

Air Cote d'IvoireAccording to Airline Route, the Ivory Coast's new national carrier, Air Côte d’Ivoire (HF), is set to receive an Embraer E170 to add to its two Airbus A319s, as the airline seeks to expand its operations.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

► GABON: DHL awards Solinair logistics contract for Nigeria, Cameroon, Equat'l Guinea ops.

The South African division of DHL Aviation has awarded Ljubljana-based Slovenian airline Solinair (SOP) a wet-lease contract for cargo operations using its lone B737-4K5F (MSN 24128 | S5-ABV) . 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

■ SENEGAL: ASECNA signs $35million contract with Thales, INEO Engineering for Radar, ATM Systems.

The Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (L'Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar) or ASECNA has signed a USD35million contract with a French consortium comprising Thales Air Systems SAS and INEO Engineering & Systems for the supply and installation of Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radars (MSSR) with Mode S capability in addition to its Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems.

■ GABON: Cargolux looks to expand sub-Saharan network as Luxembourg signs new BASA with Gabon.

Luxembourg-based cargo carrier, Cargolux (CV), is set to benefit from the recent signing of a new revised Bilateral Air Services Agreement between Gabon and Luxembourg, on 26 November 2012.

Monday, November 19, 2012

● GABON: Air CEMAC names Etienne Robin Mintsa Mi Owono as boss, as January launch date seems increasingly unlikely.

Air CEMACGabon's Etienne Robin Mintsa Mi Owono, the Deputy Director General of Gabon's Civil Aviation Department, has been named as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Air CEMAC whilst a Central African, Alfred Bouba Dalambaye, has been named Director General of the carrier.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

► MALI: Douniah Airlines to start ops from 2013.

MaliMalian startup, Douniah Airlines (DTS), is planning to launch operations from January 2013 using a Boeing 737-300. Its initial routes will encompass various destinations in West and Central Africa.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

► SENEGAL: Senegal Airlines starts Libreville and direct Cotonou flights; inks code-share with Corsair for daily Paris ops from February 2013.

Senegal AirlinesSenegalese national carrier, Senegal Airlines (DN), has signed a code-share deal with French carrier Corsair International (SS) which will result the introduction of daily flights Dakar-Paris-Dakar flights from February 2013 on.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

■ GABON: Ethiopian Airlines gives Gabon Airlines 30 days to pay up or risk losing its 767.

Gabon AirlinesEthiopian Airlines' MRO has given Gabon's now defunct Gabon Airlines (GY) thirty days as of 24 October 2012, to pay up over €750'000 it owes the facility for repairs and maintenance done to its Boeing 767-200 (MSN 21877 | TR-LHP), now stored in Addis Ababa since 2010.

Friday, October 26, 2012

► TOGO: ASKY Airlines to resume Bangui, Banjul, Pointe Noire from November.

Lomé, Togo based ASKY  Airlines (KP) is to resume flights to Bangui (Central African Republic), Banjul (Gambia) and Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo) from November onwards.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

► BURKINA FASO: Ariella Airlines launches with aid of Spain's IMD Airways.

Ariella AirlinesBurkina Faso now has a second operator in addition to Air Burkina (2J); Ariella Airlines has now started operations with its first route being Ouagadougou - Bamako (Mali) - Pointe Noire (Congo Brazzaville) and Pointe Noire (Congo Brazzaville) - Cotonou (Benin) - Bamako (Mali) - Ouagadougo.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

► GABON: Turkish Airlines to serve Libreville from late December.

Turkish Airlines
Panapress Africa is reporting that Turkey and Gabon, on Monday 4 September,  finalized a Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) that will see the Turkish carrier operating a daily flight between Istanbul and Libreville, the Gabonese capital, with effect from "the end of December."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

► RWANDA: RwandAir announces CRJ900 routes; introduces other additional frequencies.

RwandAirWith the first of its two new Bombardier CRJ900NGs (MSN# 15286| 9XR-WH) due in by the middle of October 2012 and the second due in mid November, so Rwandan national carrier RwandAir (WB) has outlined the future routes they will be used on, in addition to various new frequencies to come into effect from 31 October 2012.

RwandAir CRJ900 '9XR-WH'
RwandAir CRJ900 '9XR-WH'

RwandAir CRJ900NG Routes

RwandAir: Kigali, Rwanda – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
-Effective 31 October 2012
  • WB440 KGL1730 – 2030DAR CR9 | 1234567
  • WB441 DAR2100 – 2200KGL CR9 | 1234567
Kigali, Rwanda – Entebbe, Uganda
-Effective 31 October 2012
  • WB422 KGL1440 – 1625EBB CR9 | 1234567
  • WB423 EBB1655 – 1640KGL CR9 | 1234567
Kigali, Rwanda – Nairobi, Kenya
-Effective 31 October 2012
  • WB404 KGL0155 – 0410NBO CR9 | 1234567
  • WB406 KGL1455 – 1710NBO CR9 | 1357
  • WB402 KGL1455 – 1710NBO CR9 | 246
  • WB405 NBO1155 – 1210KGL CR9 | 1234567
  • WB407 NBO2125 – 2140KGL CR9 | 1357
  • WB407 NBO2125 – 2140KGL CR9 | 246

Additionally, various new frequencies have been announced:
  • Entebbe, Uganda: from 17x to 33x weekly flights.
  • Brazzaville, Congo & Libreville, Gabon: 3x to 5x weekly flights.
  • Dubai, UAE : from 6x to 13x weekly flights.
  • Lagos, Nigeria: from 3x to 7x weekly flights.
  • Johannesburg, South Africa : from 8x to 10x weekly flights.

Kigali, Rwanda – Dubai
-Planned service increase from 6x weekly to daily. The daily service operates nonstop in both directions, replacing 3x weekly nonstop and 1-stop service via Mombasa, Kenya.
  • WB300 KGL0045 – 0830DXB 738 | 1234567
  • WB301 DXB0950 – 1335KGL 738 | 2467
  • WB301 DXB1010 – 1335KGL 738 | 2467
Kigali, Rwanda – Johannesburg, South Africa
-Planned service increase from 8 to 10 weekly
  • WB100 KGL0100 – 0500JNB 738 | 123567
  • WB100 KGL0100 – 0500JNB 735 | 4
  • WB102 KGL1445 – 1845JNB 738 | 356
  • WB101 JNB0800 – 1200KGL 738 | 123567
  • WB101 JNB0800 – 1200KGL 735 | 4
  • WB103 JNB1930 – 2330KGL 738 | 356
Kigali – Lagos, Nigeria
-Planned service increase from 3x weekly to daily
  • WB200 KGL1435 – 1745LOS 738 | 1234567
  • WB201 LOS1830 – 2340KGL 738 | 1234567
Source [Airline Route]

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

► CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE): New regional carrier Air CEMAC eyes a January 2013 launch date.

Air CEMACFollowing a recent meeting of Civil Aviation Ministers of the Economic and Monetary Community of African States (CEMAC) consisting of Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo (Brazzaville), Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Chad, a decision was reached in which Air France was chosen as the airline's new strategic and financial partner replacing South African Airways (which was terminated in February owing to "deep differences of opinion") who themselves had replaced Royal Air Maroc and Brussels Airlines.