Tuesday, May 1, 2012

► CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: We need to improve our air traffic with Ethiopia - CAR Aviation Minister Theodore Jousso.

The Central African Republic (CAR), not quite a country that makes headlines day in/day out, has reached out to Ethiopia and requested assistance in improving its bilateral air services with Ethiopia.

Whilst on a visit to the Ethiopian capital Addis-Ababa, CAR Civil Aviation and Air Transport Minister Theodore Jousso stated that his country was "desirous to further strengthen its relations with Ethiopia in the area of air transport."

In response,  Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi assured the Minister that every possible thing would be done to further enhance the air transport links between the two countries.

At present Bangui M'Poko International Airport, the principle airport of the CAR, is served by Air France, Camair-co, Ethiopian Airlines, Interair, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc, TAAG Angola Airlines and, Toumaï Air Tchad.

Once a shareholder in the now defunct Pan-African airline Air Afrique, the CAR does not currently possess a national air carrier. There are, however, 2 small domestic operators: MinAir and Via-air based out of Bangui.