Air Gemini

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Not to be confused with Gemini Air Cargo.
Air Gemini
Air Gemini logo.jpg
IATA
ICAO
GLL
Callsign
TWINS
Founded 1999
Hubs Quatro de Fevereiro Airport
Fleet size 6 (in 2011)
Parent company Air Gemini Limitada
Headquarters Luanda, Angola

Air Gemini, also known as Air Gemini Cargo, was an airline based in Luanda, Angola, operating chartered passenger and cargo flights into Quatro de Fevereiro Airport on behalf of the local mining industry, as well as services for humanitarian aid missions.[1]

History[edit]

The airline was established and started operations in July 1999 as a cargo airline, especially for diamond mines. Passenger services were added in February 2002.[1] Due to safety concerns regarding the whole Angolan airline industry, Air Gemini is on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union. In 2010 they entered financial difficulties and reduced operations. [2]

Fleet[edit]

In 2011, the Air Gemini fleet included the following aircraft:[1]

Accidents[edit]

On the 5 January 2001, an Air Gemini Boeing 727 cargo aircraft (registered S9-BAI) ran off the runway upon landing at Dundo Airport following a flight from Luanda, killing one ground worker. The accident occurred because the airplane had touched the ground short of the runway threshold, resulting in a collapsed landing gear and a subsequent skid-off.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flight International, Directory: World Airlines, p.57, 27 March 2007
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Air Gemini 2001 accident at the Aviation Safety Network

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