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Air Ivoire... Or Not?

Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:21 pm

I remember reading somewhere that the newly Established Air Ivoire is partly owned and operated by AF. Is there any trith to this as I am planning on flying them.

Thanks and brgds,

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RE: Air Ivoire... Or Not?

Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:05 am


The newly Established Air Ivoire AIR IVOIRE of Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire) is a new airline (October 2001, first flight: 31th March 2002) member of Air France Group (African Infrastructure Fund + Air France = 77%).

The CEO, the VP Finance (my father!), the VP Maintenance, the VP Marketing and the VP Flights operations are all French, from Air France staff + Abidjan Station Manager, she is French.

They've 3 F28-4000 with 8 Business Class (leather seats) and 69 Economy Class.

Pilots and F/A's are all trained by Air France.
The service is really good. They operate regional flights:

Abidjan-Dakar: 3 weekly
Abidjan-Bamako-Dakar: 2 weekly
Abidjan-Conakry-Bamako: 3 weekly
Abidjan-Ougadougou-Niamey: 2 weekly
Abidjan-Ouagadougou: 3 weekly
Abidjan-Cotonou-Libreville: 3 weekly
Abidjan-Cotonou-Douala: 3 weekly
Abidjan-Lome-Cotonou: 1 weekly
Abidjan-Accra-Lome: 5 weekly

At the end of the year they will launch long haul flights to Paris ORY and JNB.

Abidjan Airport is a modern and efficient Airport.

Enjoy your flight !!

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