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Major Airlines In Africa?

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:16 pm

While watching the Football World Cup, I was wondering if Senegal had a national airline. Were they involved with Air Afrique?

Anyway, is there a website around that details African aviation? Who are the major airlines in Africa?


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RE: Major Airlines In Africa?

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:24 pm

LOL I can't find an airline that still operates with Senegal as its home base.
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RE: Major Airlines In Africa?

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:27 pm

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.
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RE: Major Airlines In Africa?

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:49 pm

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.

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RE: Major Airlines In Africa?

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:52 pm

You are right, they are Air Sénégal International. They have 2 732s. 6V-AHK and 6V-AHL.

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RE: Major Airlines In Africa?

Sun Jun 16, 2002 11:56 pm

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.

They have a very nice looking website:
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