British Gulf International Airlines

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British Gulf International Company LTD.
IATA
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ICAO
BGI
Callsign
BRITISH GULF
Hubs Sharjah International Airport
Fleet size 5
Headquarters São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe
Key people Andrei Khamkov (General Manager)
Website http://www.britishgulf.com

British Gulf International Co. LTD[1] was a cargo airline based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and operating from Sharjah and Dubai. Its main base is Sharjah International Airport, with a hub at Dubai International Airport.[2]

History[edit]

The company was established and started operations in July 1996 in Sharjah, UAE. In 2000 the company's management redirected business activity to Africa and Middle East from African countries. In 2003 it gained DGCA's audit and was authorised to be based in the United Arab Emirates.

British Gulf lost one of its Russian built AN-12 cargo plane on 13 November 2008 in Iraq.

As from November 2009, the company is included in the list of airlines banned within the European Union [3]

With the temporary 2009 ban on AN-12 operations within the UAE economic area made permanent one year later,[4] the fate of British Gulf was in doubt. As of late 2012 the company's web presence is gone and some of the aircraft fleet are stored at Rivne in Ukraine [3].

Fleet[edit]

The British Gulf International Co. LTD fleet includes the following aircraft :

The number of aircraft has been reduced from 7 since November, 2006[1]
The number of aircraft has been increased from 6 since September, 2008[1]
The number of aircraft has been reduced from 7 Since November 2008 [1]
The number of aircraft has been reduced from 6 Since June 2009 [1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e British Gulf International Co. LTD 28 May 2007
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 89. 
  3. ^ European Commission / Transport. "List of airlines banned within the EU". [1]. 
  4. ^ T Ramavarnan / Khaleej Times = [2]. "UAE Bans Antopnov AN-12".