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Part 2: 2015 (relaunch)
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Gabon Airlines is the name of two incarnations of Gabonese airline, headquartered in Libreville. The first incarnation of Gabon Airlines which was operated from 2007 to 2012, concentrating on African and European flight services out of Libreville International Airport. In April 2015, the second incarnation of Gabon Airlines is due to redeveloped as a flag carrier, replacing the original Air Gabon.
After having been granted official permission by the Gabonese transport minister on 8 November 2006, the airline was founded in 2007 by private investors, banks and insurers, the CEO being Christian Bongo Ondimba, a son of former Gabonese president Omar Bongo. The first revenue flight of Gabon Airlines took place on 11 April 2007 and went from Libreville to Paris. Flights to South Africa and other Central African countries followed suit.
In April 2015, when the Gabonese government and Air France Consulting signed an agreement to manage the redeveloped national flag carrier, planned to be launched as early as June 2015. The new carrier will operate initially domestic and international flights with a fleet of about unspecified airplanes.
Gabon Airlines operates scheduled flights to the following destinations:
- Marseille – Marseille Provence Airport (Restarted)
- Paris – Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport (Restarted)
- Libreville – Libreville International Airport hub (Restarted)
- Port-Gentil – Port-Gentil International Airport (Restarted)
- Abuja – Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (TBA)
- Lagos – Murtala Muhammed International Airport (TBA)
Previously, the Gabon Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft with an average age of 22.8 years:
- ATR 42-320 (1), operated by Solenta Aviation
- Boeing 737-500 (1)
- Boeing 757-200 (1)
- Boeing 767-200 (2)
- Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia (1)
- Fokker F28-2000 (2)
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- "Gabon Airlines to Cease Operations". African Press Agency. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2012.
- Panapress 28 March 2007
- Africa News 18 December 2006
- "gabonairlines.com". www.gabonairlines.com. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
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