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  • Mohamed Ghelala – new horizons for Air Burkina

    News | 15 Jan 2008 15:05 | Günter Endres

    <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><STRONG>For Mohamed Ghelala, chief executive of Air Burkina since 2002, the recent development of the national carrier holds much promise for the future. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></STRONG></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">The rather unremarkable history of the airline, formed by the then <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>Upper Volta</st1:place></st1:country-region> government as Air Volta on <st1:date Month="3" Day="17" Year="1967">17 March 1967</st1:date>, took a decisive step forward on <st1:date Month="2" Day="21" Year="2001">21 February 2001</st1:date>, when, as part of a privatisation policy by the government of the renamed <st1:country-region><st1:place>Burkina Faso</st1:place></st1:country-region> state, the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) acquired a 76% stake th
  • Meridiana plans Ugandan airline

    News | 24 Sep 2007 10:02

    Italy's Meridiana is planning to launch a new Ugandan carrier in November with international development agency the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development...
  • Marketplace

    News | 15 Sep 1998 23:00

    <p>-Airbus Asset Management is negotiating to lease an ex-Gulf Air A340-300 to Sabena to replace the aircraft damaged in a landing accident at Brussels. The A340 had previously been earmarked for Ethiopian Airlines.</p> <p>-Alitalia has leased one new Boeing 767-300ER and two used examples from International Lease Finance. The aircraft, are all powered by General Electric CF6-80C2s, with the used examples being delivered this month and October, and the new aircraft next April.</p> <p>-Aircraft Leasing and Management of London Gatwick is remarketing a VIP-configured Boeing 707 for Qatar. The aircraft is Stage 2 compliant. </p> <p>-Air Jamaica is leasing two A320s from International Lease Finance (ILFC) from October 1998 and April 1999, to replace two Boeing 727-200s which will be sold. The CFM International CFM-56-powered aircraft are on lease to Oman Air and Monarch Airlines. The Jamaican flag carrier is looking for at least four A320s as part of a fleet revamping which includes rep
  • Marketplace

    News | 08 Sep 1998 23:00

    <p>-Austrian Airlines has become the first carrier to take delivery of the recently certificated Pratt &amp; Whitney PW4000-powered Airbus A330-200, with the handing over of the first of four aircraft it plans to acquire. Meanwhile, Korean Air has become the first Asian airline to take delivery of the type, with the handing over of the first of three PW4000-powered A330-200s it has on order.</p> <p>-American Trans Air has ordered two Boeing 757-200s from the manufacturer, to be delivered in autumn 1999.</p> <p>-Tunisair took delivery of its first of three CFM International CFM56-powered Airbus A319s during August. The airline's second A319 is scheduled to arrive during September.</p> <p>-Japan's Mitsui Aircraft Leasing has purchased two 737-400s from Malaysia Airlines (MAS). </p> <p>-International Lease Finance has confirmed the lease of two Pratt &amp; Whitney JT9D-7R4-powered A310-300s to Oman Air. The two ex-Swissair aircraft will be delivered during the first quarter of 1999.</
  • Flight West launches international services

    News | 18 Aug 1998 23:00

    <p>Australian regional carrier Flight West Airlines will start international services in October with eight weekly flights to Papua New Guinea (PNG) capital Port Moresby. </p> <p>The services, six from Cairns and another two from Townsville, will use a third Fokker F28 Mk4000 acquired by Flight West from Ansett Australia. Its routes connect with Ansett and Flight West services to other Queensland centres and will compete directly with Air Niugini, which code-shares with Qantas on the Cairns route. Approval for the new services ended a stand-off which began when PNG transport minister Philemon Embel initially refused to issue Flight West with an air operator's certificate. </p> <p>The airline's chairman Dennis Buchanan has a 30-year history of business dealing in PNG, and closed down a national newspaper in 1990, claiming local politicians and bureaucrats had made it impossible for him to continue. </p> <p>Meanwhile, Flight West is finalising a deal to acquire two ex-Air Ivoire Fokke
  • Threesome Inter Africa

    News | 31 Aug 1996 23:00

    <p>Three African regional carriers are forming a joint venture dubbed Air Inter Afrique, in the latest example of cooperation on the continent. </p> <p>Benin Air Express, Air Niger and Peace Air Togo plan to join forces in late 1996 in a scheme devised by multinational carrier Air Afrique. The regionals from three of Air Afrique's owner states currently operate an F28 and an F100 leased from Air Ivoire. The venture, with a proposed startup capital of US$1.9 million, plans a dedicated fleet of two ATR42s and two ATR72s. </p> <p>The carriers will take an equal stake in Air Inter Afrique and aim to attract 'as many partners as possible', says the general director of Peace Air Togo, Aristide Tekoe Djibom. Air Ivoire and Air Burkina are expected to join by 1997. </p> <p>The joint venture serves two purposes. First, the survival instinct is driving the partners to work more closely together. 'The three of us are too small to stand alone or evolve independently,' says Air Niger's commercia