CamairCo, which re-launched recently after a three-year hiatus, plans to launch services to Dubai by the end of 2011 (Arabian Business, 30-Mar-2011). Director Alex van Elk stated: "The first international destination from Douala will be Paris, but the company is seriously considering flights to China and Dubai later in the year." The carrier is due to restart scheduled services from Jun-2011. The carrier was banned from European skies in 2005 following maintenance and technical problems, but Mr Van Elk said all procedures have been cleared and the company is benefiting from Lufthansa's technical support. He also announced plans to increase its fleet to four by the end 2011.
CamairCo considers services to Dubai
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