Formed in 2005 and started operations in 2006. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Gabon was established in 1960 and covers an area of 267,667 sq km. Its population is 1.5 million, its capital city is Libreville, and the official language is French.
March 2006: Air Gabon International (AGI) is the newly formed flag carrier of the Central African country, Gabon. After the signing of a shareholder agreement between the transport minister of Gabon and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) President and General Manager, Driss Benhima, the new carrier will begin operations at the end of the first quarter with a fleet of two airplanes, probably 737-700s. It will provide services from Libreville to France, Morocco, South Africa, Malawi, Brazzaville and Angola.
(RAM) was selected to participate following a consultation launched by the Gabonese government. The shareholder agreement calls for (RAM) and Air Gabon International (AGI) to maximize possible synergies from a commercial, technical and economic standpoint. The former Air Gabon (GBN) was often criticized for lax safety standards and the operation of old airplanes. (RAM) is cooperating in a similar flag-carrier project in Senegal with Air Senegal International (SNG) based in Dakar.
The government of Gabon announced the immediate liquidation of bankrupt national carrier Air Gabon (GBN) and its replacement by a new private airline Air Gabon International (AGI), controlled by Royal Air Maroc (RAM).
Parent organization/shareholders: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) (51%); Gabonese government (49%).
June 2006: Air Gabon International (AGI) starts operations with a 737-2B6 and 757-2B6, (RAM) wet-leased.