Air Transport World

Africa. (World Airline Report 1989)

Air Afrigue: Jointly owned by 10 African countries, air Afrique is undergoing a reorganization under the direction of a team of French executives. (ATW, 3/90) that includes sharp cutbacks in personnel and services. Air Afrique currently operates a fleet of three A300s, three DC-10s, an L-1011, a 737, a 707F and a DC-8-63F. Its 1989 traffic and financial results could not be obtained at this writing.

Air Algerie: Good traffic growth marked 1989 at Algeria's flag carrier, which will be adding three 767s to its fleet this year. It currently flies two A310s, 11 727s, 14 737s and eight F27s in passenger service, and operates two L-130s and two 737 freighters.

Passenger boardings were up 6% last year, to 3,862,270 and RPKs climbed 7% to 3.67 billion. This year's forecast is for increases of 6.2% in passengers and 7.8% in RPKs.

Financial results for 1989 were not available at this writing. In 1988, Air Algerie had revenues of $106.7 million and an operating loss of $11.7 million.

Air Botswana: Pointing to significant increases in operations and destinations within southern Africa during 1989, along with conclusion of major collaborative and joint venture agreements with other African carriers (ATW, 5/90), air Botswana says that it is rapidly becoming "an emerging force in regional air transportation."

The carrier flew 82,141 passengers last year, for an increase of 40. …

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