Gabon Airlines

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Gabon Airlines
IATA
GY
ICAO
GBK
Callsign
GABON AIRLINES
Founded Part 1: 2007
Part 2: 2015 (relaunch)
Ceased operations Part 1: 2012
Hubs Libreville International Airport
Headquarters Libreville, Gabon
Website www.gabonairlines.com
www.flygabon.ga (TBA)

Gabon Airlines is the name of two incarnations of Gabonese airline, headquartered in Libreville.[1][2]The first incarnation of Gabon Airlines which was operated from 2007 to 2012, concentrating on African and European flight services out of Libreville International Airport.[3] In April 2015, the second incarnation of Gabon Airlines is due to redeveloped as a flag carrier, replacing the original Air Gabon.

History[edit]

After having been granted official permission by the Gabonese transport minister on 8 November 2006, the airline was founded in 2007 by private investors, banks and insurers,[4] the CEO being Christian Bongo Ondimba, a son of former Gabonese president Omar Bongo. The first revenue flight of Gabon Airlines took place in 11 April 2007 and went from Libreville to Paris. Flights to South Africa and other Central African countries followed suit.[5]

Relaunch[edit]

In April 2015, when the Gabonese government and Air France Consulting signed an agreement to manage the redeveloped national flag carrier, planned to be launched as early as June 2015. The new carrier will operate initialy domestic and international flights with a fleet of about unspecified airplanes.

Destinations[edit]

Gabon Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:[6]

 Angola
 Belgium
 Brazil
 Cameroon
 Canada
 Cape Verde
 China
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Republic of the Congo
 France
 Gabon
 Germany
 Ghana
 Italy
 Côte d'Ivoire
 Kenya
 Netherlands
 Nigeria
 Rwanda
 Senegal
 South Africa
 Spain
 Thailand
 United Arab Emirates
 United States

Fleet[edit]

Gabon Airlines will soon up to 35 aircraft by 2019.

Gabon Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Seats Notes
J Y+ Y Total
Airbus A319-100 5 12 0 110 122
Airbus A320-200 12 18 0 132 150
Airbus A330-200 4 20 32 189 241
Airbus A330-300 4 20 35 239 294
Airbus A350-900 3 TBA 338
Embraer 190 7 12 0 84 96
Total 0 35

Former Fleet[edit]

A Gabon Airlines Boeing 767-200 at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (2010).

Previously, the Gabon Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 22.8 years:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mentions légales." Gabon Airlines. Retrieved on 8 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 85. 
  3. ^ "Gabon Airlines to Cease Operations". African Press Agency. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Panapress 28 March 2007
  5. ^ Africa News 18 December 2006
  6. ^ Gabon Airlines timetable

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