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How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:25 am

Ceiba seems to be an airline with some size but I can't find a website or timetable or much of anything. The flights aren't even listed on FlightStats. The only info I could find was a Facebook page with hardly any information at all. Does anyone know anything about CEIBA? How can I find their schedules? I have heard they have cheap flights between Dakar and Cotonou.
 
cyba
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:16 am

One thing I do know is that they are on the EU's list of banned airlines which means I won't be stepping into one of their planes for the time being!!

At the moment it seems like they fly twice a week DKR-SSG with an intermediate stop somewhere (Days 26). And SSG-DLA (Days 237). A connection DKR-DLA would involve an overnight stay in Malabo
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:17 am

Quoting cyba (Reply 1):
One thing I do know is that they are on the EU's list of banned airlines which means I won't be stepping into one of their planes for the time being!!

Each to their own, but I take EU's blacklist with a grain of salt. They have banned a number of SE Asian airlines in the past which were still flying to places like Australia (e.g. GA and PR). I've flown with these airlines in that time with no problems.
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:22 am

I saw one of their 777's at MAD last year I guess that was before the ban.
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:46 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):

AENA still lists Malabo as destination for both Ceiba and Iberia from MAD. I would have bet that Air Europa served it on the past.

If I am not mistaken, Ceiba was flying with a leased White Airways (Portuguese charter airline) plane, so they could bypass the ban.

In any case I am not familiar with Equatorial Guinea but I wonder how they are faring with the oil prices; it is a totally dependent oil economy, so traffic is probably (way) down. Curious place, the only country in Africa where Spanish language is official.
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:58 am

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 4):



Ceiba showing as 2..4..6.. MAD 1030 SSG 1530 C2 501 operated by B777. Whether they are actually operating that schedule is another matter.
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:10 pm

I've seen Ceiba 777s and 767s very often in GVA. IIRC as recently as last week. They fly on government business but do come to GVA on a very regular basis.
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:57 pm

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/airline/CEI

All CEIBA's schedules are there, though it is a pay-site.

Destinations served to date include:

Malabo Santa Isabel (SSG), Equatorial Guinea to:

Abidjan (ABJ), Ivory Coast
Accra (ACC), Ghana
Bata (BSG), Equatorial Guinea
Brazzaville (BZV), Congo Brazzaville
Cotonou (COO), Benin
Dakar (DKR), Senegal
Douala (DLA), Cameroon
Libreville (LBV), Gabon
Lomé (LFW), Togo
Madrid Barajas (MAD), Spain CEIBA Intercontinental (C2) opb WI
Mongomeyen (GEM), Equatorial Guinea
N'Djamena (NDJ), Chad
Pointe Noire (PNR), Congo Brazzaville
San Antonio de Palé (NBN), Equatorial Guinea
São Tome (TMS), Sao Tome and Principe
Chinokanganwa idemo; Chitsiga hachikanganwe. ✈
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sun Feb 21, 2016 12:35 am

Thay have an official Facebook page at

http://www.facebook.com/Official.ceiba.intercontinental

and Twitter at http://twitter.com/OficialCeiba

Their intraweb is hosted at http://www.ceibaintercontinental.com

while their official site is under construction at http://www.fly-ceiba.com

They seem to still be doing their business over the phone since for all matters they cite their numbers in
Malabo +240222596152 and
Madrid +34917375200
My other plane is an A380.
 
cyba
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:24 pm

Quoting ABpositive (Reply 2):
Each to their own, but I take EU's blacklist with a grain of salt.

Agree, each to their own. But I wouldn't take the list with a grain of salt. The list is not based on some bureaucrat in Brussels coming up with prejudiced opinions. The EU usually (always?) base those opinions on in-the-field inspections to verify the accuracy, thoroughness and effectiveness of the local aviation authorities. I'm not sure what the arrangements are with Equatorial Guinea but I'm sure they would have been vetted.

As to the reason why I, personally, take the list seriously? Because (other than personal safety) if I don't and something happens to me it would most likely invalidate my (EU-based) travel insurance so I would be exposed
 
cyba
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:26 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 3):
I saw one of their 777's at MAD last year I guess that was before the ban

The Equatorial Guinea authorities (and hence all airlines operating there) have been on the list since its inception. The 777 you saw is most likely CS-TQX., Originally delivered to Ceiba in 2011 then transferred (sold?) to White Airlines and leased back.

In fact, many airlines in Africa seem to get around the issue of the EU ban by wet leasing aircraft or registering them in other jurisdictions (France and South Africa are popular places) and crewing them with foreign pilots (South Africa again being a popular source for those).
 
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RE: How To Find Information On Ceiba

Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:17 pm

My understanding is that a wet leased aircraft is operated in line with the standards determined by the regulators in the country of registration.

Clearly the main exception is ATC.

However, I am not sure I would go via Equatorial Guinea is an alternative was available.

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