CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1978 times:
I remember well Senegal 727-200!!! It was one of the first "exotic" airplanes I remember seeing in LIS back to 1978/79. "Le President" Leopold Senghor came to visit Portugal and Portugal's Foreign Affairs Minister Mario Soares was there to welcome him...splendid livery that senegalese 727. Also in a different occasion I also saw their Caravelle III 6V-AAR in LIS, again a very nice looking airplane.
I hope they paint this A319 with a nice livery!!!
Breiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1979 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1877 times:
Quoting EI321 (Reply 3): Why are the Saudis helping with the purchase? Is it Oil related?
"Notre pays veut se payer un airbus A319 dans le cadre du financement global de l'Organisation du Sommet de la Conférence islamique (Oci)."
Translation: "Our country intends to buy an Airbus A319 with the financing from the Oci, Organisation of the Islamic conference summit."
A rich Muslim country helps a poor one. More influential than commercial.