Equatorial Congo Airlines Ltd., operating as ECAir, is a new airline from the Republic of the Congo, headquartered in Brazzaville. The airline currently operates as the flag carrier for the Republic of Congo, and is part of a move within Africa to ensure higher safety standards among airlines and increase the reputation of airlines operating within Africa.
ECAir was created with the support of the Congolese Government, to serve as a locomotive for the modernization of the aviation sector in the region. Operations commenced on 24 September 2011, the company having taken delivery of its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-300. It took delivery of a second Boeing 737-300 in February 2012.
From 24 August 2012 ECAir launched its first International route, Brazzaville – Paris CDG, offering 3 weekly service on board a PrivatAir Boeing 757 aircraft.
Crews and technical support for ECAir are provided by Geneva-based VIP business carrier PrivatAir. and thus avoids being included in the list of air carriers banned in the European Union, as are all airlines with maintenance services executed in the Republic of the Congo.
ECAir serves the following destinations (as of June 2012):
The ECAir fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of April 2012):
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Coordinates: 4°16′S 15°17′E / 4.267°S 15.283°E