Air Transport World

Africa

1.20% of world passengers

1.15% of world RPKs

0.88% of world FTKs

Air Afrique: The multinational carrier, owned by 11 West African countries, expects to return to profitability this year and is aiming toward privatization by the end of 2002. Operating losses were cut to $8 million last year from $39.1 million in 1996, and Air Alrique might have turned a profit except for the 4-month civil war in Congo, officials said.

Traffic results for 1997 were not available at this writing, In 1996, Air Afrique carded 827,500 passengers in its 1 I-aircraft fleet.

Air Algerie: Traffic turned up at Algerias flag carrier last year. It told ICAO that through October, passenger boardings were up 0.7% to 2,928,005, RPKs rose 9.9% to 2.6 billion and FTKs rose 3.8% to 13.9 million.

Air Botswana: The first steps toward privatization are in the cards this year for Air Botswana, which has become profitable for the first time since its formation In 1965, according to carrier officials. It reported to ICAO that passenger boardings were up 12.2% to 107,982 and RPKs rose 8.8% 1051 million through November.

Air Iveire: The troubled Cote d'Ivoire carrier was not flying at last report and was seeking a partner to rescue it via privatizalion. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.