Gabon Airlines

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Gabon Airlines
IATA
GY
ICAO
GBK
Callsign
GABON AIRLINES
Founded 2007
Ceased operations 2012
Hubs Libreville International Airport
Fleet size 6
Destinations 6
Headquarters Libreville, Gabon
Website www.gabonairlines.com
A Gabon Airlines Boeing 767-200 at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (2010).

Gabon Airlines was an airline headquartered in Libreville, Gabon,[1] concentrating on African and European flight services out of Libreville International Airport.[2] The airline lost its operational certificate on April 2012[3]

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]

Destinations[edit]

During the winter season 2010/11, Gabon Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:[6]

 France
 Gabon
 Republic of the Congo
 South Africa

Fleet[edit]

As of March 2011, the Gabon Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 22.8 years:[7]

Gabon Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Passengers
(premiere/affaire/Economy)
Notes
ATR 42-320 1 operated by Solenta Aviation
Boeing 737-500 1 102 (8/0/94)
Boeing 757-200 1
Boeing 767-200 2 156 (10/27/119)
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia 1 operated by Naturelink Aviation
Fokker 28-2000 2
Total 8

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
  7. ^ Gabon Airlines fleet list at planespotters.net

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