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Cameroon: Camair-Co Relaunches Flights to Chad

N’Djamena will witness the return of the airline’s flights as from April 24t. The company wants with such an initiative to mark its comeback after a dark period.

Yaoundé-N’Djamena or Douala-N’Djamena by flight is possible again. The first take-off is scheduled for April 24. It is a decision of the Cameroonian airline company, Camair-Co.

This initiative follows the new dynamic that the company wants to put in. That is resuming with flights to serve destinations in the Central African sub-region.

This was for instance the case of Libreville in Gabon. Last December 2021 marked the return of Camair-co flights and the town is now served twice a week; Monday and Friday. Regarding N’Djamena in Chad, the company plans to organise flights three times a week: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.

This resumption of activities comes after the purchase of two new aircrafts by Camair-Co; aiming at ensuring the effectiveness of its flights. These new planes are the Bombardier Q400.

It is alsmost a new page that opens for the campany within a context where two years ago, the Head of State asked the Prime Minister to draw up urgently, in collaboration with the Minister of Transport, the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Labor and Social Security, Camair-Co and the CCAA (Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority), a restructuring, recovery and development plan for the company, with a view of opening up 51% of its share capital to a private strategic partner, in respect to article 5 of the decree of September 11, 2006 , creating Camair-Co.

A solution that the State introduced to solve the various financial difficulties faced by Camair-co, since the launch of its activities in 2011. A situation already underscored by the Okalla Ahanda & Associés cabinet, “ we had already noted in our statutory auditor’s report for the 2015 financial year, issued on April 9, 2018, that Camair-Co’s equity has become less than half of the share capital, and that the General Assembly had to decide whether to proceed with the early dissolution of the company or not (…) The company now has a single aircraft (MA 60) capable of flying in the short term  (…) The staff is currently accumulating four months of salary arrears for a monthly payroll of around CFA F 500 million”.

Published on 03.01.2023

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