CEIBA Intercontinental

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CEIBA Intercontinental
Ceiba Intercontinental Airlines Logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
C2 CEL CEIBA LINE
Founded May 2007[1]
Hubs Malabo International Airport
Fleet size 8
Headquarters Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Key people Santiago Nsobeya Efuman Nchama (CEO)[2]
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]

The CEIBA Intercontinental headquarters in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. (2014)

In 2009 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. Jaye never returned to Equatorial Guinea.[3] Jaye denied that he took money from the company and filed a lawsuit against Rodrigo Angwe, the Malabo-based correspondent for Agence France Presse (AFP) 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.[4]

Destinations[edit]

A CEIBA Intercontinental Boeing 777-200LR departs Moscow-Vnukovo, Russia. (2013)

CEIBA Intercontinental serves the following destinations as of January 2016:

City Country IATA ICAO Airport
Abidjan  Ivory Coast ABJ DIAP Port Bouet Airport
Accra  Ghana ACC DGAA Kotoka International Airport
Annobón  Equatorial Guinea NBN FGAB Annobón Airport
Bata  Equatorial Guinea BSG FGBT Bata Airport
Brazzaville  Republic of the Congo BZV FCBB Maya-Maya Airport
Cotonou  Benin COO DBBB Cadjehoun Airport
Dakar  Senegal DKR GOOY Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport
Douala  Cameroon DLA FKKD Douala International Airport
Libreville  Gabon LBV FOOL Libreville International Airport
Lomé  Togo LFW DXXX Lomé–Tokoin Airport
Madrid  Spain MAD LEMD Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport [operated by White Airways]
Malabo  Equatorial Guinea SSG FGSL Malabo International Airport [Hub]
Mengomeyén  Equatorial Guinea MGY FGMY President Obiang Nguema International Airport
N'Djamena  Chad NDJ FTTJ N'Djamena International Airport
Pointe Noire  Republic of the Congo PNR FCPP Pointe Noire Airport
São Tomé  São Tomé and Príncipe TMS FPST São Tomé International Airport

Codeshare agreements[edit]

Fleet[edit]

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

The CEIBA Intercontinental fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2016):[5]

CEIBA Intercontinental Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
ATR 42-300F 1 0
ATR 42-500 1 0
ATR 72-500 2 0
Boeing 737-800 2 0 Entry Into Service: 2014[6]
Boeing 767-300ER 1 0 operated by Guinea Ecuatorial Airlines
Boeing 777-200LR 1 0 Leased and operated by White Airways, 1 currently stored
Total 8 0

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. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CEIBA Intercontinental
  2. ^ "Ceiba Intercontinental". Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  3. ^ AFP. "Equatorial Guinea airline boss vanishes with millions." Global Travel Industry News. 12 April 2009. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Journalist appears in court on defamation charges." International Freedom of Expression Exchange. 28 April 2009. Retrieved on 19 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2016 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2016): 13. 
  6. ^ flyingphotos. "Flyingphotos Magazine News: CEIBA to take delivery of three 737-800s within the next 12 months; hunting for more 777s.". Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  7. ^ Hradecky, Simon. "Accident: Ceiba Intercontinental B738 over Senegal on Sep 5th 2015, midair collision with ambulance jet". The Aviation Herald. Retrieved 8 September 2015. 

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