Air Transport World

Africa. (airlines of Africa) (World Airline Report 1990)

Aero Service: The privately owned carrier has taken over several routes previously operated by Lina Congo, the national airline of the Congo. Its 1990 traffic results could not be obtained.

Air Botswana: Impressive growth continued in 1990 at Air Botswana and more of the same is forecast this year as it continues to widen its route network via collaborative and joint-venture agreements. It flies a BAe 146, two ATR 42s and a Dornier 228 and is adding a second 146 to its fleet.

Passenger boardings last year were up 23.3% to 101,255 and RPKs climbed 24% to 62.6 million. Gains of 28.6% in passengers and 44% in RPKs are forecast in 1991.

On the financial front, revenues rose 23.5% to 18.9 million but expenses grew more rapidly to create an operating loss of $163,000 and a net loss of $2.55 million. in 1989, Air Botswana had an operating profit of $144,691 and a net loss of $1.6 million.

Air Djibouti: The African carrier has suspended operations after reportedly incurring losses equivalent to $11 million. Its 1990 traffic results could not be obtained.

Air Ivoire: The Cote d'lvoire carrier suffered a traffic decline through the first 10 months of 1990, the latest period for which figures were available. Passenger boardings were down 15.5% to 102,238 and RPKs were off 13. …

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