Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport
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07 Abidjan 07
- Cote d'Ivoire
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
- Air Burkina
Air Côte d’Ivoire
Cargolux Airlines International
Eagle Atlantic Airlines
Mauritania Airlines International
Middle East Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
South African Airways
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- Air Canada
Delta Air Lines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Port Bouet Airport (known also as Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport and Abidjan International Airport) is an international airport serving Abidjan, the largest and capital city of Côte d'Ivoire. The airport is the main hub of national carrier Air Ivoire, and is also served by airlines from across Africa and Europe. Abidjan has extensive connections to francophone countries of Africa, and also has direct connections to south and central Africa and France.
Location of Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport, Cote d'Ivoire
Ground Handlers servicing Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport
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EgyptAir is pursuing rapid expansion in Africa as it looks to drive further increases in transit traffic, which has helped the carrier recover from the crisis of early 2011. The Star Alliance carrier expects to post a break-even result for the fiscal year ending 30-Jun-2013 (FY2013) and be back in the black in FY2014, featuring a vastly different and more balanced network than it had prior to the Jan-2011 revolution.
Over the last two years EgyptAir has more than doubled its international capacity within Africa, albeit from a modest base. The increased focus on Africa will continue in 2H2013 as four more destinations are added.
Africa and a bigger operation in the nearby Middle East has helped EgyptAir reduce its reliance on Europe in the aftermath of the crisis, which led to a significant drop in inbound tourist traffic. The larger regional network also has supported a significant increase in transit traffic, from only 3% prior to the crisis to about 17% currently. The increase in transit traffic along with more local traffic within the Middle East/Africa region, where demand has been rising rapidly, significantly improves EgyptAir’s outlook.
Cyclical downturns can disproportionately affect end of line carriers since they have few opportunities to pull traffic for long-haul flights, as has been seen with Qantas and to a lesser extent Air New Zealand. But now South African Airways (SAA) is feeling the pinch and will end from 16-Aug-2012 its London Heathrow-Cape Town service after over two decades of operation.
As with Air New Zealand and Qantas redistributing some capacity from competitive intercontinental routes to less competitive and higher-yielding regional markets, SAA intends to expand capacity to the healthy west African markets of Abidjan, Accra and Lagos as well as open longer routes to the healthier markets of Mumbai and Perth.
SAA has not previously encountered challenges the way ANZ and Qantas have, a result of South Africa taking a more restrictive approach to air service agreements, SAA being able to fly non-stop to key markets and there is limited sixth freedom competition from other African carriers.
Turkish Airlines’ bullish African expansion plans will see the carrier launch service to several destinations in 2012 and upgrade many existing routes to twice daily. The carrier’s focus for 2012 is on expanding in emerging markets, primarily Africa, as further network expansion in the US is on hold and plans for launching service to Australia will likely not materialise until at least 2013.
Turkish currently operates 18 destinations in Africa, including Misrata in Libya which was launched in Dec-2011. Turkish CEO Temel Kotil told CAPA in Dec-2011 that the carrier plans to launch in 2012 Abuja and Kano in Nigeria; Kigali in Rwanda; Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire; and Mogadishu in Somalia.
The carrier has since also announced plans to launch in 2012 Kinshasa in The Democratic Republic of the Congo, which could give Turkish an African network of 24 destinations by the end of this year.
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