|Company slogan||"Le sentiment d'une bonne compagnie"
("The feeling of a good company")
|Headquarters||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
Air Burkina SA is the national airline of Burkina Faso, operating scheduled services to one domestic destination, Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as regional services to Togo, Benin, Mali, Niger, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. It is majority owned by an AKFED/IPS consortium, and operates from its main base at Ouagadougou Airport.
The airline was established on 17 March 1967 under the name Air Volta. It was originally part owned by the Burkinabé government, part by Air France and part privately held. After the demise of Air Afrique, the state of Burkina Faso privatised Air Burkina on 21 February 2001, transferring 56% of the shares to the AKFED/IPS consortium (part of the Aga Khan Development Network).
It purchased its first aircraft, an Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante, in 1978, and added a second, a Fokker F28, in 1983. The airline has had serious debt problems, reaching a deficit of one billion CFA francs in 1992 (approx. €1,500,000). However, by the time of privatization in 2001, the debt had largely been alleviated and the company was predicting an annual revenue of around 3.5 billion CFA francs (more than €5,000,000). The company saw a general strike in 2002, when workers demanded a 25% wage increase. In the resulting conflict, the director-general of Air Burkina was forced to resign.
Press reports in August 2013 said that the majority shareholder, AKFED & IPS, will be called in for talks by the Government after its most recent Council of Ministers meeting resolved to discuss the airline's current financial state. According to the Burkinabe Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport, a recent report presented to government outlining the current state of Air Burkina claims the Burkinabe national carrier "faces a difficult financial and economic situation." 
Current shareholdings (as at October 2013) are:
|Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED)/
Industrial Promotion Services (IPS)
|Government of Burkina Faso||5%|
Financial and other business figures for Air Burkina are not fully available, as the company is privately owned. In the absence of these, some information has been made available, usually in the press, as shown below:
|Turnover (CFA bn)||25|
|Profits (CFA m)|
|Number of employees||262|
|Number of passengers (000s)||160||17|
|Passenger load factor (%)|
|Number of aircraft (at year end)||5||3|
Air Burkina serves the following destinations (as at October 2013):
|Abidjan||Ivory Coast||ABJ||DIAP||Port Bouet Airport|
|Accra||Ghana||ACC||DGAA||Kotoka International Airport|
|Bamako||Mali||BKO||GABS||Senou International Airport|
|Bobo-Dioulasso||Burkina Faso||BOY||DFOO||Bobo Dioulasso Airport|
|Dakar||Senegal||DKR||GOOY||Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport|
|Douala||Cameroon||DLA||FKKD||Douala International Airport|||
|Libreville||Gabon||LBV||FOOL||Leon M'ba Airport|||
|Niamey||Niger||NIM||DRRN||Diori Hamani International Airport|
|Ouagadougou||Burkina Faso||OUA||DFFD||Ouagadougou Airport|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-83||1||12||114||126|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-87||2||20||79||99|
|Saab 340B||1||33||Domestic and African routes||Operated by Norse Air|
|Bombardier CRJ-200ER||1||4||42||46||Domestic and African routes|
- Flight International 27 March 2007
- "Ouagadougou mulls Air Burkina's future with AKFED". ch aviation. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Air Burkina profile at AFRAA". Retrieved 8 October 2013.
- "Notre historique (Our History)" (in French). Air Burkina. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Profile of Air Burkina". AirValid. Retrieved 9 October 2013.
- "Contact-us." Air Burkina. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
- "Contactez-nous." Air Burkina. Retrieved on 8 December 2011. "Agence Centrale Ouagadougou 29, Av. de la Nation Immeuble Air Burkina 01 BP 1459 Ouagadougou 01"
- le Reporter (in French)
- "Air Burkina – Notre Flotte" (in French). Archived from the original on 5 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-20.
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