|Founded||11 September 2006|
|Commenced operations||28 March 2011|
|Hubs||Douala International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Star Awards|
|Parent company||Government of Cameroon|
|Key people||Ernest Dikoum (General Director)|
The Cameroon Airlines Corporation, trading as Camair-Co, is an airline from Cameroon, serving as flag carrier of the country, a role which was previously filled by the now-defunct Cameroon Airlines. Camair-Co has its headquarters in the Immeuble La Rotonde in Douala, and operates out of Douala International Airport. The airline has never made a profit, and is struggling under the weight of its debts; most of its aircraft are currently grounded. The company slogan is French: L’étoile du Cameroun, The Star of Cameroon.
Camair-co was created on 11 September 2006 by decree of Paul Biya, the President of Cameroon, as a company aimed at replacing Cameroon Airlines, the country's national airline at that time. The IATA code QC previously belonged to Air Corridor, which has since ceased operations. Cameroon Airlines was shut down in June 2008, but it took until 2011 for Camair-Co to launch flight services. The inaugural flight from Douala to Paris via Yaoundé took place on 28 March. On 30 September 2016 the airline ceased services to Paris as part of a network restructuring exercise.
Lossmaking since its launch in 2011, the Camair-Co reportedly had debts about 35 billion Central African CFA franc, and the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) had ordered the company to pay its arrears of royalties amounting to 100,390 million FCFA, under suspension of air navigation services.
Camai-Co was the subject of a recovery plan proposed by the US firm Boeing Consulting in 2016, which included settlement of the outstanding debt, the injection of FCFA 60 billion, resizing of the network and the modernisation of the fleet, but the plan has not been implemented.
Camair-Co, with a capital of 100 million CFA francs, was created by Presidential Decree No. 2006/293 of 11 September 2006 with the State of Cameroon as the sole shareholder.
Camair-Co has been loss-making since its creation. Financial and other trends for Camair-Co (for years ending 31 December) are:
|Net profit (XAFbn)||−9.0||loss||loss||−17.3||−10.1||loss||loss||loss|
|Net profit (US$m)||−18.1||loss||loss||loss||loss||loss||loss||loss|
|Number of employees (at year end)||<400||520|
|Number of passengers (m)||0.11||0.12||0.24|
|Passenger load factor (%)||45|
|Number of aircraft (at year end)||3||3||3||5||5|
As of March 2018, Camair-Co offers scheduled flights to the following destinations:
|Cameroon||Douala||FKKD||DLA||Douala International Airport|
|Cameroon||Garoua||FKKR||GOU||Garoua International Airport|
|Cameroon||Yaoundé||FKYS||NSI||Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport|
|Chad||N'Djamena||FTTJ||NDJ||N'Djamena International Airport|
|Gabon||Libreville||FOOL||LBV||Libreville International Airport|
|Ivory Coast||Abidjan||DIAP||ABJ||Port Bouet Airport|
The Camair-Co fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2019):
|Bombardier Dash 8-Q400||2||70|||
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