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Airlines

Name: ALLIANCE AIR
7JetSet7 Code: ALF
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: KAMPALA
Country: UGANDA
Employees 120
Web: bax.baxter.net/alliance/home.htm
Email: alliance@kia.flysaa.com
Telephone:
Fax:
Sita: KLATOSA
Background
(definitions)

STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1995. FORMED IN 1964 AS A CO-VENTURE, BETWEEN AFRICAN JOINT AIR SERVICE (AJAS), SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA) 40%; AIR TANZANIA (TNZ) 10%; UGANDA AIRLINES (UGA) 10%, TANZANIA GOVERNMENT 5%, UGANDA GOVERNMENT 5%, EAST AFRICAN INVESTORS 30%. NEW LOGO WITH HUGE LION ON TAIL.

OCTOBER 1995: ROUTES TO EUROPE VIA EAST AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST & INDIA. TO DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA 2/WEEK & TO LONDON GATWICK VIA ENTEBBE, UGANDA. IN A FEW MONTHS TO BOMBAY AND DUBAI.

TO USE ENTEBBE, UGANDA AS HUB.

CABIN CREW 29 UGANDAN & TANZANIAN NATIONALS TRAINED BY SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA).

CONSIDERING ACQUISITION OF AT LEAST 1 A300F. WET-LEASED 747SP, EX-
(SAA).

JUNE 1997: PLANS TO LEASE 1 A320 FOR DUBAI TO MUMBAI WITH A 767 EARLY /98.

DECEMBER 1997: MERGER OF AIR TANZANIA (TNZ) & UGANDA AIRLINE (UGA) TO FORM ALLIANCE AIR EXPRESS TO FEED ALLIANCE AIR (ALF)'S LONG-HAUL OPERATIONS AT DAR-ES-SALAAM.

80 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FLIGHT CREW (FC).

JANUARY 1998: 2 767-200ER'S TO REPLACE 747SP IN EARLY 1998.

FEBRUARY 1998: TAKES 49% AIR RWANDA FOR ALLIANCE EXPRESS TO START
OPERATIONS FROM KIGALI, RWANDA IN 3/98 WITH 737-300, LEASED.

MARCH 1998: ALLIANCE EXPRESS 737-300 KIGALI TO ENTEBBE, JOHANNESBURG, & NAIROBI.

APRIL 1998: 80 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 60 FC).

1 DC-9-32, (JAT) LEASED FOR SERVICE ENTEBBE - RWANDA.

ALLIANCE EXPRESS IS OWNED 51% BY RWANDAN GOVERNMENT & OPERATES 1 737-200 & 1 DC-9-32. ALLIANCE AIR (ALF) OWNS 49%.

APRIL 1999: 80 EMPLOYEES. SITA: KLATOSA.

(http://www.bax.baxter.net/alliance/home.htm).

NOVEMBER 1999: FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1998 = -$4M (OPERATING LOSS): 70,000 PASSENGERS.

APRIL 2000: 120 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 56 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).

(alliance@kia.flysaa.com).

MAIN BASE: ENTEBBE.

HUB: DAR ES SALAAM.

OCTOBER 2000: CEASED OPERATIONS, AS SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA)
PULLED OUT OF THE PARTNERSHIP FOLLOWING NON-PAYMENTS BY UGANDA AND TANZANIA.

STILL OPERATES 737-200 ON JOHANNESBURG - KIGALI - ENTEBBE ROUTE.

Fleet:
(definitions)

November 2000:

1 737-300, LSD, OPS AS ALLIANCE EXPRESS, KIGALI, RWANDA.

0 747SP-44 (J79D-7FW) (288-21134, /76 64 13), RTND SAA.

2 ORDERS 767-200ER, CANCELED.

0 DC-9-32, (JAT) LSD, RTND.

0 A320, LSD, RTND.

Management:
(definitions)

ADRIAN SIBO, CHAIRMAN.

CHRISTO ROODT, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

 
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