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RIP Air Afrique

Thu Aug 16, 2001 2:52 pm

Air Afrique (Abidjan) will be liquidated (the company currently has over $400 million in debt) by their 11-member states ownership group. In its place a new Air Afrique will be formed (the 11-member states will now own less than 30% of the shares of the new company, Air France will own the largest portion).

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RE: RIP Air Afrique

Thu Aug 16, 2001 2:59 pm

I guess the attempts to restructure the airline failed spectacularly? I don't think anyone is surprised by this, as rooting out the inherent corruption in the organization seemed too great to overcome. Maybe AF can make a decent airline from scratch to add to SkyTeam mix.

RE: RIP Air Afrique

Thu Aug 16, 2001 3:08 pm

I think that'll be better...I know the 11-member AFrican countries took great pride in the ownership of Air Afrique. But with financing assistance from AF it will create, possibley, a more secure, stable , and happier new Air Afrique!
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RE: RIP Air Afrique

Thu Aug 16, 2001 10:14 pm

Nothing will change. "New" company, same problems-African bureaucracy and political in-fighting.

RE: RIP Air Afrique

Thu Aug 16, 2001 10:27 pm

Skyteam member coming up, would you like french fries with that sir  Big grin


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