Toumaï Air Tchad

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Toumaï Air Tchad
الخطوط الجوية التشادية توماي
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IATA
9D
ICAO
THE
Callsign
TOUMAI AIR
Founded 2004
Hubs N'Djamena International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 0
Headquarters N'Djamena, Chad
Key people Maham Al Baba Abatcha (General Manager)

Toumaï Air Chad (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية التشادية توماي‎) is the national flag carrier airline of Chad. It operated domestic services within Chad as well as scheduled international services to other African nations from its main base at N'Djamena International Airport. International flights appeared to have been operated by primarily South African crews, but there is no recent confirmation of this, and flights were grounded in July 2012 because of safety concerns. Scheduled flights appear to be suspended, but recent reports (September 2013) indicate that Toumaï Air Tchad had resumed limited operations on Hajj charter flights.

History[edit]

Founded in 2004, Toumaï Air Tchad was a member of the International Air Transport Association.

Effective January 20, 2009, the U.S. Embassy in N'Djamena prohibited its employees from using Toumaï Air for official travel due to safety and maintenance concerns.[citation needed]

Effective July 6, 2012, Chadian authorities suspended international flights operated by Toumaï Air after an investigation by the international aviation body IATA revealed serious safety problems. Toumaï Air had just one aircraft left, a Fokker 28, after losing its leased Boeing 737-200 to creditors.[1]

In September 2013 it was reported that the airline had resumed limited operations with an ex-Georgian Star International B737-300 being deployed on Hajj charter flights from N'Djamena to Madinah, Saudi Arabia, and was also using a leased B747-200 for the duration of the pilgrimage.[2]

Destinations[edit]

Destinations as of July 2008,[3] before suspension of flights:

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

Fleet[edit]

The Toumaï Air Tchad fleet included the following aircraft (as of 10 April 2012) [3]:

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/06/chad-airline-idUSL6E8I6BMI20120706
  2. ^ [1] Accessed October 21, 2013
  3. ^ [2] Accessed July 28, 2008

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