Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
I believe that Senegal was involved with the failed Air Afrique multi-nation carrier.
Major airlines in Africa are South African, Kenya (a KLM partner), Royal Air Maroc, Tunis Air, EgyptAir, etc. There are others, many of the African nations have some-type of airline (some, such as Air Nambia have small fleets but 747 aircraft) which provides local service and some service to Europe, sometimes to the capital of the country's former colonial ruler as business ties still exist.
Africa is so beautiful and has a huge population, but most of the population worries more about survival that travel. While there is some tourism, its still on a small scale and quite expensive.
QatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
Senegal DOES have a national airline called Air Senegal who are still operating, even after the demise of Air Afrique. AFAIK they only operate 1 aircraft, a B737-200 built in 1976 and 51% of the airline is owned by Royal Air Maroc.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2460 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2216 times:
Air Senegal International operates one B737-200 and one Dash DHC-8-300. It is planning to replace the B737-200 by a B737-500 and to add more B737-500s. It's owned 51% by Royal Air Maroc and 49% by the government of Senegal.
With its B737-200 it serves Abidjan, Bamako, Casablanca, Conakry, Cotonou, Las Palmas, Niamey and Ouagadougou. With its Dash DHC-8-300 it serves Banjul, Bissau, Cap Skirring, Nouakchott, Praia, Tambacounda and Ziguinchor. It is also offering thrice weekly Paris CDG-Dakar service operated by Royal Air Maroc with a B757-200.