24-Nov-2009 1:27 PM

Senegal Airlines to launch operations in early 2010

Senegal Government has reportedly developed plans for new national carrier, Senegal Airlines, to be launched in early 2010 (AllAfrica, 23-Nov-2009). The government has reached an agreement with Emirates to assist in the launch of operations, including technical expertise, commercial support, training and aviation-related goods and services.

  • Fleet: four A320s and two A330s on order;
  • Ownership: 64% owned by private investors, 16% by the government, 15% by the public sector and 5% by the carrier’s employees;
  • Start up capital: USD34 million.