Air Transport World

Africa. (brief status update on indigenous airlines)(Illustration)

0.93% of world passengers

0.86% of world RPKs

0.58% of world FTKs

Aero Zambia: The start-up airline, which marked its first anniversary in March, is reported to be in discussions with competitor Zambian Express about "possible mutually agreed cooperation." Its 1995 traffic results could not be obtained. It flies a 737-200.

Air Afrique: Good traffic growth marked 1995 at the multinational carrier, with passenger boardings advancing 7.3% to 854,632, RPKs rising 4.2% to 2.5 billion and FTEs climbing 8.4% to 174.3 million.

Financial results for 1995 were not available at this writing but in 1994, Air Afrique recorded an operating loss of $10.6 million and a net loss of $3.6 million on revenues of $440 million.

Air Algerie: The Algerian airline posted mixed results last year as passenger boardings rose 7.3% to 3,616,692 and RPKs expanded 4% to 2.86 billion but FTKs fell 24.2% to 9.76 million.

In 1994, Air Algerie recorded an operating loss of just under $10 million on revenues of $402. …

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