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New African Service From IAH...?  
User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4227 posts, RR: 25
Posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3329 times:

Anyone know anything about this carrier, Trans Atlantic Airlines? The article says that an IAH/Banjul service starts next month. Supposedly service from JFK and IAD started last month. This really came out of nowhere.


So is this airline for real or like so many others before only a "paper carrier?"


"Show me the Braniffs"
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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34124 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

They are real. They are flying from Dulles, JFK, and Houston to various African cities. From the top of my head, those include Lagos, Port Harocourt, Banjul, Freetown, and Dakar. They are leasing a 747 (I think a -200), an A330, and a 737-300 that will be used intra-Africa.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4227 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3240 times:

Well its good to know that they are legit and not a "paper airline". I might head over to the photo section and get some of the D.C or NYC boys to get some pics of this mystery carrier.

Actually they are not flying from IAH yet. That supposedly begins sometime in Dec.



"Show me the Braniffs"
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

I hope KC are legit, they are already distributed in Amadeus - but their flights are still listed as On Request only, so they may not ACTUALLY be up and running yet.

User currently offlineLatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

I believe they are using an Air Luxor A-330. Their offices aren't too far from mine in downtown New York. I read somewhere that they are principally backed by a Nigerian businessman with real estate interests in NY.

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