Camair-Co

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Camair-Co
Camair-Co logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
QC CRC CAMAIRCO
Founded 11 September 2006 (2006-09-11)
Commenced operations 28 March 2011 (2011-03-28)
Hubs Douala International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Star Awards
Fleet size 5
Destinations 15
Company slogan L’étoile du Cameroun
(The Star of Cameroon)
Headquarters Douala, Cameroon
Key people Ernest dikoum (General Director)
Website www.camair-co.cm/en.html

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.[1] Camair-Co has its headquarters in the Immeuble La Rotonde in Douala,[2] and operates out of Douala International Airport.[3]

History[edit]

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. Cameroon Airlines was shut down in June 2008,[4] 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.[5]

The IATA code QC previously belonged to Air Corridor, which has since ceased operations.

Corporate affairs[edit]

Ownership[edit]

An Airline company with a capital of 100 million CFA francs, the Cameroon Airlines Corporation for short Camair-Co, which specializes in air transportation of passengers and goods was created by Presidential Decree No. 2006/293 of 11 September 2006 with the sole shareholder, the State of Cameroon.

Business trends[edit]

The Camair Boeing 767 at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, in 2012

Camair-Co has been loss-making since its creation. Financial and other trends for Camair-Co (for years ending 31 December) are:

2011 2012 2013
Turnover (XOFbn) 15
Turnover (US$m) 32.2
Net profit (XOFbn) −9
Net profit (US$m) −18.1
Number of employees (at year end) <400 520
Number of passengers (m) 0.1
Passenger load factor (%) 45
Number of aircraft (at year end) 3 3 3
Notes/sources [6] [7]

Destinations[edit]

As of October 2016, Camair-Co offers scheduled flights to the following destinations:[8]

Country City ICAO IATA Airport
Cameroon Douala FKKD DLA Douala International Airport
Cameroon Garoua FKKR GOU Garoua International Airport
Cameroon Maroua FKKL MVR Salak Airport
Cameroon Ngaoundéré FKKN NGE Ngaoundéré Airport
Cameroon Yaoundé FKYS NSI Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport
Cameroon Bafoussam FKKU BFX Bafoussam Airport
Chad N'Djamena FTTJ NDJ N'Djamena International Airport
Gabon Libreville FOOL LBV Libreville International Airport
Equatorial Guinea Malabo FSGL SSG Malabo International Airport
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville FCBB BZV Maya-Maya Airport
Benin Cotonou DBBB COO Cadjehoun Airport
Nigeria Lagos DNMM LOS Murtala Muhammed International Airport
Democratic Republic of Congo Kinshasa FZAA FIH N'Djili International Airport
Ivory Coast Abidjan DIAP ABJ Port Bouet Airport
France Paris LFPG CDG Charles de Gaulle Airport

On 30 September 2016 the airline ceased services to Paris as part of a network restructuring exercise.[9]

Fleet[edit]

The Camair-Co fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[10]

Camair-Co fleet
Aircraft In Service Order Passengers Notes
C Y
Total
Boeing 737-700 2 0 12 116 128
Boeing 767-300ER 1 0 30 181 211 [11]
Xian MA60-600 2 - - 50 50
Total 5 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cameroon's aviation market experiences strong growth driven by Camair-Co and regional competitors". Centre for Aviation. 23 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Contacts." Camair-Co. Retrieved on May 12, 2016. "Immeuble La Rotonde- Boulevard de la liberté BP 4852 Douala-Cameroun "
  3. ^ Tumanjong, Emmanuel (28 March 2011). "New Cameroon State Aviation Corp. Targets Chinese Skies". Nasdaq. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Atterissage définitif de la Camair". Les Afriques. 5 June 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Camair.co: Le Cameroun reprend les airs". CamerPress: Agence camerounaise d'information. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "New Cameroon national carrier Camair-Co fails to reach first year targets, but continues to grow". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Camair-Co to embark on restructuring program". ch-aviation. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Camair-Co timetable
  9. ^ "Camair-Co". Airliner World (December 2016): 15. 
  10. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 8. 
  11. ^ http://www.camair-co.cm/fr/notre-compagnie/notre-flotte.html

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