NW7e7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 532 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1495 times:
FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 22, 2004 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Senegal International said the airline is continuing its expansion with the purchase of one Boeing Next Generation 737-700 and an option for another.
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5288 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1350 times:
Yeah, don't hate... they're gettin' there.
They already have two 737-700s...(both ex-Midway Airlines ships)
6V-AHO .. (which I saw at Orly and was amazed that such a small craft was used from (Dakar?)Senegal, Africa to Paris it must have stopped somewhere!)
So the new order gives them 3 and possibly 4, sooner or later, they have to take the next step up to a 757 or 767. With Ethiopian setting up shop nearby in Accra, Senegal would be foolish not to make some moves and 'get in on whatever action there is to get in on' over there.
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
Travellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1329 times:
"I guess there aren't that many passengers travelling around in these parts of the world. Heck, most of these people have probably never been on an airplane."
In a sense true, but you should remember that before it unfortunately folded a few years ago, Air Afrique, which represented many of the Francophone West African countries, was one of the oldest continuously operating airlines in the WORLD, so I wouldn't knock aviation in that part of the world, underdeveloped as it is. It has a long tradition there.
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RCS763av From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4282 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1303 times:
"Sometimes, small orders can turn into more orders."
Like the ANZ 7E7 deal, they ordered only 2 but have options for another 10, maybe they will turn them to orders when they see the aircrafts performance.
Paul777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 95 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
Having lived in Senegal, while true the population in general may not have flown, aviation has been around that part of the globe for a long time.
Just a couple of examples:
Dakar was an alternate emergency landing site for the shuttle in the early years, in case of a problem after the launch. (vs post mission, before you guys get on me about that one).
Test flights of the Concorde prior to its entrance into service.
Dakar, was a stopover city for the Paris - Rio flights of the AF Concordes.
When I lived there, airlines that flew there included: Pan Am, Air France, Lufthansa, Air Mali, Air Senegal, CSA, Aeroflot, Sabena, Nigeria Airways, Cameroon Airlines, Royal Air Maroc (which by the way currently flies the 73's, for Air Senegal, and possibly is the majority owner of Air Senegal), Air Afrique, Iberia just to name a few. Since I was fairly young, I may have forgotten a few!
I also remember seeing the remnants of ramps for flying boats, in Dakar as well, so probably it had some sort of flights on those planes, prior to the advent of the jet age!