CEIBA Intercontinental

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CEIBA Intercontinental
Ceiba Intercontinental logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
C2[1] CEL[1] CEIBA LINE[2]
Founded May 2007[3]
Operating bases Malabo International Airport
Fleet size 8
Destinations 15 (August 2017)
Headquarters Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Key people Santiago Nsobeya Efuman Nchama (CEO)[4]
Website [1]

CEIBA Intercontinental is an airline based in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and its main hub at Malabo International Airport.

The airline was on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union but it currently has scheduled direct flights from Malabo to Madrid.

Fraud allegations[edit]

Headquarters in Malabo

In 2009, the Agence France Press (AFP) reported that the CEO of CEIBA Intercontinental Mamadou Jaye, a Senagalese citizen of Gambian origin, left Equatorial Guinea with a suitcase containing 3.5 billion CFA francs (approximately 5 million euros or 6.5 million United States dollars) and spare ATR aircraft parts to negotiate trade deals with Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, and Senegal and to establish a West African office for CEIBA. The report said that Jaye never returned to Equatorial Guinea.[5]

Jaye denied that he took money from the company and filed a lawsuit against Rodrigo Angwe, the Malabo-based correspondent for Agence France Presse and Radio France Internationale (RFI) who submitted the story. Angwe used an employee as a source; the employee said that he received the information from the internet. After the employee's admission, AFP and RFI retracted the story. Jaye accused Angwe of publishing the internet article himself.[6]


CEIBA Intercontinental flies to the following destinations as of August 2017:[7]

Country City Airport Notes
Benin Cotonou Cadjehoun Airport
Cameroon Douala Douala International Airport
Côte d'Ivoire Abidjan Port Bouet Airport
Equatorial Guinea Bata Bata Airport
Equatorial Guinea Malabo Malabo International Airport Base[1]
Equatorial Guinea Mengomeyén President Obiang Nguema International Airport
Equatorial Guinea San Antonio de Palé Annobón Airport
Gabon Libreville Libreville International Airport
Ghana Accra Kotoka International Airport
Republic of the Congo Brazzaville Maya-Maya Airport
Republic of the Congo Pointe-Noire Pointe Noire Airport
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé São Tomé International Airport
Senegal Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Spain Madrid Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport
Togo Lomé Lomé–Tokoin International Airport


A CEIBA Intercontinental ATR 42-320 at Bata Airport, Bata, Equatorial Guinea. (2007)

As of August 2017, CEIBA Intercontinental operates the following aircraft:[8]

CEIBA Intercontinental fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
F J Y Total
ATR 42-300F 1
ATR 42-500 1 48 48[9]
ATR 72-500 2 68 68[10]
Boeing 737-800 2 12 124 146[11]
Boeing 767-300ER 1
Boeing 777-200LR 1 22 28 200 250[12] operated by White Airways
Total 8


CEIBA Intercontinental aircraft have economy class and business class cabins. In addition, the airline's single Boeing 777-200LR includes a first class cabin.[13]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

On 5 September 2015, a Boeing 737 flying Flight C2-71 (Dakar - Cotonou) collided with a HS-125 air ambulance flying from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso to Dakar, Senegal. The Boeing 737 diverted to Malabo where it landed safely. The air ambulance apparently suffered a decompression incident and is believed to have crashed in the Atlantic Ocean. [14]


  1. ^ a b c "CEIBA Intercontinental". ch-aviation. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "7340.2F with Change 1 and Change 2 and Change 3" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 15 October 2015. p. 3-1-29. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  3. ^ CEIBA Intercontinental
  4. ^ "Ceiba Intercontinental". Retrieved 25 October 2015.
  5. ^ AFP. "Equatorial Guinea airline boss vanishes with millions." Global Travel Industry News. 12 April 2009. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Journalist appears in court on defamation charges." International Freedom of Expression Exchange. 28 April 2009. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
  7. ^ "Profile on CEIBA Intercontinental". CAPA Centre for Aviation. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 13.
  9. ^ "ATR 42-500". CEIBA Intercontinental (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  10. ^ "ATR 72-500". CEIBA Intercontinental (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Boeing 737-800W". CEIBA Intercontinental (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Boeing 777-200LR". CEIBA Intercontinental (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  13. ^ "3 clases de servicio" [Three classes of service]. CEIBA Intercontinental (in Spanish). Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  14. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Ceiba Intercontinental B738 over Senegal on Sep 5th 2015, midair collision with ambulance jet". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 8 September 2015.

External links[edit]

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