Afrinat International Airlines

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Afrinat International Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
Q9 AFU Afrinat
Founded 2002
Ceased operations 2004
Operating bases Banjul International Airport
Fleet size 1 (at closure)
Headquarters Bakau, the Gambia

Afrinat International Airlines is an airline headquartered in Bakau, the Gambia.[1] It was founded in 2002, and provided scheduled services within West Africa out of Banjul International Airport. In 2004, the airline ceased to exist.[2]

History[edit]

Afrinat International Airlines was created in 2002 by West African businessmen looking to fill the gap left by the disparition of Air Afrique by directly connecting New York's JFK Airport to West African cities. Its first president was Samule Ofori.[3][4] Afrinat was originally based in the USA.[5]

Afrinat started with 2 aircraft: 1 Boeing 747 (411 passengers, 32 in business) and 1 Boeing 767 (250 passengers, 32 in business).[6]

In April 2003, Afrinat started daily flights connecting New York and Banjul, and serving as a regional hub to West African countries (Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Cameroon).[7]

Fleet[edit]

The Afrinat International Airlines fleet consisted of a single McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 jet aircraft.

Destinations[edit]

As of 2004, Afrinat served the following destinations:[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contacts." Afrinat International Airlines. Retrieved on 26 February 2010. "Afrinat International Airlines 6 Garba Jahumpa Road Bakau Banjul-The Gambia"
  2. ^ Afrinat International Airlines at airlineupdate.com
  3. ^ "New airline for West Africa". Bbc.co.uk. 6 September 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Gambia's Afrinat Int'l planning to launch transatlantic services". Ch-aviation.com. 16 April 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Gambia: Afrinat International Airlines to Fly Banjul, US Route". Allafrica.com. 11 June 2002. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "NEW WEST AFRICAN-BASED AIR CARRIER 'AFRINAT INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES' INAUGURATES SCHEDULED SERVICE FROM JFK TO FOUR WEST AFRICAN DESTINATIONS: THE GAMBIA, GHANA, COTE D'IVOIRE AND CAMEROON". Africa-ata.org. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Afrinat International Airlines to Become an ARC Participating Carrier". Arccorp.com. 17 March 2003. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  8. ^ Afrinat International Airlines: Official website Archived April 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

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