Air Mali (2005)

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Air Mali
Air Mali.png
IATA
I5
ICAO
CMM
Callsign
CAMALI
Founded April 2005 (as CAM)
May 2009 (as Air Mali)
Commenced operations 7 June 2005 (as CAM)
15 May 2009 (as Air Mali)
Hubs Senou International Airport
Alliance Celestair
Fleet size 3
Destinations 0 (suspended)
Headquarters Bamako, Mali
Website http://www.air-mali.com

Air Mali, formerly Compagnie Aérienne du Mali (abbreviated as CAM), was an airline based in Mali that was formed by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) through its subsidiary IPS, West Africa and the government of Mali in April 2005.

Due to the civil war in Mali, the airline's operations have been suspended since December 2012.

History[edit]

An Air Mali MD-83 at Madrid Barajas Airport in 2010.

CAM made its inaugural flight on 7 June 2005 from Bamako to Mopti and then to Gao, and back, with a Dash 8. The initial aim was to focus on Mali's internal network.

The company rebranded itself as Air Mali on 15 May 2009. [1]

In July 2012, following the civil war within Mali, the airline was forced to ground their McDonnell Douglas MD-83 and McDonnell Douglas MD-87 aircraft, and decided to cease all operations on December 27, 2012.[2][3] All employees were released from their duties with immediate effect, but were informed that the airline management would reassess the situation in September 2013. Air Mali will not conduct any flights until then and no re-activation is planned for the grounded aircraft.[4]

Corporate affairs[edit]

Head office[edit]

Air Mali is headquartered in the Immeuble Tomota in Bamako, Mali,[5]

Shareholders[edit]

Current shareholdings (as at August 2013)[6] are:

Shareholder Interest
Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development 94%
Government of Mali 2%
The Agora Company, Mali (la Société Agora Mali) 2%
Other shareholders 2%
Total 100%

Business trends[edit]

Financial and other business figures for Air Mali are not available, as the company is privately owned.

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Air Mali destinations

Fleet[edit]

At the time of grounding on December 27, 2012, Air Mali fleet consisted of the following aircraft:

Air Mali Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 Grounded since July 2012
McDonnell Douglas MD-87 1 Grounded since July 2012
Bombardier CRJ200 1 Stored since December 2012
Total 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ [3]
  4. ^ [4]
  5. ^ "Contact-us." Air Mali. Retrieved on 19 October 2009. "Bamako Responsable SIDIBE Hamadou Adresse Immeuble TOMOTA – Avenue Cheick Zayed - Bamako MALI"
  6. ^ "Air Mali - Who we are (in French)". Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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