Air Transport World

Africa. (1991 World Airline Report)

Affretair: Zimbabwe's all-cargo carrier flew 55.3 million FTKs in 1991, up 8.9% from 1990. Plans are under way to merge Affretair with Air Zimbabwe.

Air Afrique: The multinational carrier reported to ICAO that during the first nine months of 1991, it flew 868,256 passengers, 159.7 million RPKs and 12.4 million FTKs. Comparative figures for 1990 were not given.

Air Algerie: Passenger boardings of 3,088,292, RPKs of 2.8 billion and FTKs of 22.9 million were reported to ICAO for the first 11 months of 1991 by the Algerian carrier. Data for 1990 were not given.

Air Austral: Established in 1990 and 34% owned by Air France, the Reunion-based carrier took over the services formerly operated by Air Reunion.

Air Austral cites as last year's highlight the initiation of service to Johannesburg. It flies a 737-500 and an F28.

Good growth marked 1991, with gains of 24.6% to 26,570 in passengers, 33.7% to 35.4 million in RPKs and 18.5% to 526,000 in FTKs. This year's forecast is for increases of 42.3% in passengers, 57.8% in RPKs and 23.2% in FTKs.

Revenues were up 26.8% to $14.7 million last year, producing an operating loss of $650,000 but a net income of $1.1 million. In 1990, Air Austral recorded an operating loss of $625,000 and a net loss of $865,000.

Air Botswana: Establishment of several additional joint ventures and alliances within Africa highlighted 1991 for Air Botswana. …

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