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RAM To Start New African Airline  
User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Moroccan national airline Royal Air Maroc (RAM) will contribute to the setting up of Air Gabon International and provide it with the marketing, technical and economic means for the maximal operation of the company.

After reading the full article it is difficult to determine if this a whole new airline (as the first paragraph and title suggests) or if it is an attempt at improving the "old" Air Gabon.

I hope this means new a/c for Air Gabon. Perhaps they will take care of them this time...


http://www.moroccotimes.com/paper/article.asp?idr=5&id=13123

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16985 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4009 times:

Quoting WorldXplorer (Thread starter):
After reading the full article it is difficult to determine if this a whole new airline (as the first paragraph and title suggests) or if it is an attempt at improving the "old" Air Gabon.

I'm pretty sure it's a new airline since improving the old airline would likely involve taking on all the assets and employees. RAM wanted to start an airline roughly replicating Air Afrique's network in the CEMAC region but settled on just Gabon after inter-government squabbling. RAM is also behind Air Senegal International.



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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Heard they are interested in coming to Orly , where RAM is at Paris , and Air Senegal Int'l too.
Their fleet should be the ex 757s RAM.


User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Quoting FCKC (Reply 2):
Their fleet should be the ex 757s RAM.

Who operates the flight listed below? Is it RAM metal? The 757 caught my eye. I am not able to find any info about Air Gabon operating this a/c.

Air Gabon GN 610


Departt
Libreville, Libreville
t
Depart timet
11:15pm Sunday Mar 19, 2006
t
Terminalt

Arrivet
Paris, Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt
t
Arrive timet
6:15am Monday Mar 20, 2006
t
Terminalt
Aerogare 1
t
Total timet
7 Hrs, 0 Mins
t

Aircraft Stopst

Business Classt
Meal served appropriate to time of day

Economy Classt
Meal served appropriate to time of day

Day of Operationt
Su *Valid Feb 24 2006 until Mar 19 2006

Aircraftt
Boeing 757 (Passenger)

Code Sharet


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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3837 times:

Good to hear whats new with RAM  Smile But will this spell the end for the 752? I remember the govt in Maurtania (correct me if im wrong) wanted RAM to help out Air Maurtanie.

Also why do they have a 744? What routes except maybe
Paris warrant this large of a aircraft? Is it sometimes VIP used?



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16985 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3830 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 4):
Also why do they have a 744? What routes except maybe
Paris warrant this large of a aircraft?

No idea, but this month it is flying between ORY and CMN and RAK only twice a week. A couple months ago it was flying between RAK and MXP and BRU twice a week. I'd like to know myself what the plan is with the 744.



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User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3742 times:

They're starting a brand new airline called Air Gabon International (Just like Air Senegal International). Since the Air Cemac project is ony stand-by right now, RAM is after Air Mauritanie and Air Cameroon.

Other than that, I read in Le Figaro that they are also planning on Expanding beyond french-speaking africa. Opening flights to to lagos, Accra and Guinea in early 2007.



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User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Quoting Bambicruz (Reply 6):
to lagos, Accra and Guinea in early 2007.

Thats correct also a destination in DRC



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User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

Quoting Soups (Reply 7):
Thats correct also a destination in DRC

True! That would be kinshasa.



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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4151 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Understood they are supposed to get 2 737-700s.


Flown: A319/320/321,A332/3,A380,AT4,AT7,B732/3/4/5/7/8,B742/4,B762/763,B772,CR2,CR7,ER4,E70,E75,F50/70,M11,L15,S20
User currently offlineJambo From Tanzania, joined Dec 2004, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3510 times:

Any one in here who has any contacts at RAM, AIR SENEGAL INTERNATIONAL or this new - AIR GABON INTERNATIONAL

Please email me.


User currently offlineBambicruz From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3466 times:

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 9):
Understood they are supposed to get 2 737-700s.

Actually it is a 752 and a 737-700. I read it somewhere online



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