||REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI
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Formed in 1991. Private airline, founded in the Republic of Djibouti with Cessna Caravans. Regional, and International, scheduled and charter, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
Dubai Airport Free Zone
PO Box 21297, Dubai City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) (AL IMARAT AL-ARABIYA AL-MUTTAHIDA): POPULATION: 3.5 MILLION. A FEDERATION OF 7 SHEIKDOMS, UNDER BRITISH PROTECTION UNTIL 1971, THE (UAE) HAS ROCKETED IN A GENERATION FROM RURAL AND POOR, TO URBAN AND OIL-RICH. THE MEMBER STATES ARE ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJAIRAH, RAS-AL-KHAIMAH, SHARJAH, & UMM-AL-QIWAIN. A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR TOURISTS TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULAR, THE (UAE) IS NOTABLE FOR ITS LARGE POPULATION OF GUEST EX-PATRIOT WORKERS, MANY FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND ITS GENERALLY PROGRESSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD WOMEN. THE (UAE) COVERS AN AREA OF 83,600 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ABU DHABI. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
DJIBOUTI (REPUBLIC OF DJIBOUTI) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1977, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 23,200 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 0.6 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS DJIBOUTI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC AND FRENCH.
Parent organization/shareholders: Mohammed Asusitha (50%); Mohammed Yassin (50%).
Main Base: Djibouti airport (JIB).
Hub: Berbera airport airport (BBO).
SITA: JIBTOD3; DXBTOD3.
Alliances: Emirates (EAD); SriLankan (LNK); Tajikistan (TAK); and Yemenia (YEM).
International, Scheduled Services: Addis Ababa; Asmara; Berbera; Bosasso; Burao; Dubai; Galkayo, Hargeisa; Jeddah; Mogadishu; Nairobi, and Paris.
April 2002: 120 employees (including 6 Cabin Attendants (CA)).
October 2002: Services to points in Far and Middle East.
1 757-23A (24528, G-CCMY), MyTravel Airways (GUE) wet-leased, 233Y. Will be used for Djibouti to London Gatwick (LGW) (2x-weekly nonstop). Djibouti to Dubai to (LGW) (1x-weekly), and Djibouti to Paris (CDG) to (LGW) (2x-weekly).
December 2002: 1 MD-83 (49822, UR-CAN), Khors Air (KHO) wet-leased for service Dubai to Asmara.
May 2003: 757-2G5 (24497, SX-BVN), Electra Aviation (ELC) wet-leased.
July 2003: 60 employees.
767-31KER (27206, G-DAJC), MyTravel (GUE) wet-leased.
December 2003: Is currently using Excel Airways (SBE) to operate its Djibouti to London Gatwick (3x-weekly).
January 2004: Abdul Wahid Al-Hashmy General Manager, ex-Oman Air (OMR).
December 2004: 135 employees.
757-28A (23822, G-OOOB), ex-First Choice (ATZ), Astraeus (AUA) wet-leased for London Gatwick to Paris (CDG) to Djibouti.
April 2005: 70 employees (including 10 Cabin Attendants (CA)).
August 2006: Worldspan signed a 5-year global distribution and airline hosting partnership with MAXjet Airways (MXJ) and a 5-year Worldspan Meridian hosting and distribution agreement with Daallo Airlines (DAO) of Djibouti.
November 2008: (APG) Global Associates (APG-GA) added Transaero (TRX) and Daallo Airlines (DAO) of Djibouti to its interline e-ticketing program. >20 carriers have signed with (APG-GA) in the past 5 months and +13 are expected, according to President Jean Louis Baroux.
January 2009: INCDT: A Daallo Airlines (DAO) AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (47309406, S9-KAS):
SEE ATTACHED - - "DAO-INCDT-2009-01."
July 2009: DC-9-32 (47368, D6-CAW), Fulel Trade & Invest leased.
November 2009: INCDT: A Daallo Airlines (DAO) AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (27307510, /72 EY-47693), was operating a flight (D3 774) from Bossaso (Somalia) to Djibouti on November 2nd, when 2 passengers armed with guns demanded the flight to divert to Los Quorey in Somaliland. The hijack attempt was averted when other passengers overpowered the gunmen. The flight returned to Bossaso, where the airplane landed safely. It is reported that once at the airport, the hijackers attempted to flee the scene, which resulted in a gun battle with the police, in which one of the hijackers was wounded. Both were eventually arrested by the authorities.
It has been suggested that the attempted hijack was part of a plan to kidnap two German journalists who were on board the flight. Apparently they were returning from the coast of Somalia where they had been gathering information about shipping piracy.
July 2010: Daallo Airlines (DAO) operates scheduled services to points in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East, with extension to France, and the UK.
Employees = 110 (including 4 Cabin Attendants (CA)).
(IATA) Code: D3 - 991. (ICAO) Code: DAO (Callsign - DALO AIRLINE).
Parent organization/shareholders: Mohammed Asusitha (50%); & Mohammed Yassin (50%).
Alliances: Djibouti Airlines (DJB); & Yemenia (YEM).
Main Base: Aeroport International de Djibouti airport (JIB).
International, scheduled destinations: Addis Ababa; Bossaso; Burao; Djibouti; Galcaio; Hargeisa; Jeddah; London; Mogadishu; Nairobi; & Paris.
August 2010: SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - ""DAO-737-247-2010-10" SHOWING DAALLO AIRLINES (DAO) 737-247 AT DJIBOUTI.
April 2012: Daallo Airlines (DAO) has acquired an ex-Airlink (South Africa) (IATA Code:4Z, based at Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International airport (JNB)) B Ae 146-200 (2074) that it plans to put into operation next month. The airplane will be operated on its behalf by Aviostart ((ICAO) Code: VSR, based at Sofia International airport (SOF)).
June 2012: Dubai Express Holding Company, trading as Daallo Airlines (DAO), and (DAO), the national carrier of Djibouti, has purchased a B Ae 146-200 (E2074, ZS-PUZ) from UK based airplane management company Falko. The B Ae 146-200 airplane will be used on regional airline services linking Djibouti to neighboring states in the Horn of Africa and across the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Peninsula.
Over the last 20 years, (DAO) has operated using wet-leased airplanes, including an A320. Services are currently flown to Mogadishu and Hargeisa in Somalia, as well as to Dubai and Jeddah.
February 2015: Daallo Airlines ((IATA) Code: D3, based at Djibouti) (DAO) and Jubba Airways (Kenya) (JBW) ((IATA) Code: 3J, based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) on February 19, announced the formation of the African Airways Alliance, a merged entity owned equally by founders of the 2 carriers.
The 2 airlines will continue to use their respective Jubba and Daallo brands after the merger, Jubba (JBW) Chairman, Said Qailie told "Reuters," but will pool their fleets to include 2 leased A321-100s operated by Air Méditerranée ((IATA) Code: ML, based at Lourdes/Tarbes) (AMV).
February 2016: "Daallo Airlines (DAO) A321 Lands After On Board Explosion; One Dead" by (ATW) Kurt Hofmann, February 3, 2016.
A Djibouti-based Daallo Airlines (DAO) Airbus A321-100, en route from Mogadishu to Djibouti, experienced an on board explosion, 15 minutes after takeoff and returned to Mogadishu airport. The aircraft was carrying 74 passengers and 7 crew (2 (FC) - 5(CA)).
According to media reports, the explosion ripped a hole in the fuselage and 1 person is reported missing, possibly ejected from the aircraft. One person was found dead on the ground.
(CEO) Mohamed Yassin confirmed the incident. “The aircraft landed safely again at Mogadishu airport. All passengers disembarked the aircraft; 2 people had minor injuries.”
Pictures in the media show a large hole at the right-hand side of the fuselage above the wing.
See photo - "DAO-2016-02 - ACCDT A321-100.jpg."
Yassin said, “So far the investigation is going on. As soon we have more information available, we will announce them. But for the time being, nothing is clear. There are a lot of parts during the investigation which have to be put together." “We know that one person is missing. And we also know that one person had been found (dead) on the ground. But again, this is still not certain, investigations are going on,” Yassin said, adding that (DAO)’s flight to Mogadishu has been canceled.
Yassin said (DAO) operates 5 aircraft, including 2 Airbus A321s.
The incident is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority in Mogadishu as well as a technical team of aircraft owner, Hermes Airlines (HRM), in close coordination with Greece's Civil Aviation Authority and Airbus (EDS).
According to its website, Daallo (DAO) has operated in the region for >25 years with a clean safety record and without any fatalities. All its aircraft are registered/maintained under the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) regulations and are being operated by pilots (FC) from Europe.
(DAO) operates scheduled flights to Djibouti, Mogadishu, Dubai, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Hargeisa (Somaliland), and Nairobi (Kenya).
See attached Associated Press (AP) report by Abdi Guled and Dusan Stojanovic, titled "Video: Laptop given to suspected bomber at Somalia airport" dated February 8, 2016.
Security (CCTV) video footage, taken at the Mogadishu airport, shows 2 men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint. At least 1 of the men delivering the laptop was an airport employee.
The man who received the laptop is the suspected suicide bomber, Abdullahi Abdisalam Borle, who was blown out from the Daallo Airlines (DAO) jet, creating a gaping hole in thew fuselage and forcing the A321 to make an emergency landing back at the Mogadishu airport.
The explosion happened about 15 minutes after the A321 with 75 passengers on board took off and was at 11,000 feet ascending toward 31,000 feet. If the explosion had happened at a higher altitude, the hole in the fuselage might have caused more severe structural damage, and the whole plane could have disintegrated, Captain Vlatco Vodopivec said.
Somalia faces an insurgency from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which has carried out a series of deadly attacks in Somalia and neighboring countries.
Note: DAALLO AIRLINES (DAO) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU).* Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.
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1 737-247 (EY-533 - - SEE PHOTO - - "DAO-737-247-2010-10").
1 737-25A (JT8D-15) (1486-23791, /87 EY-532), EAST AIR LEASED 2011-07 & 2015-11. 127Y.
0 757-2G5 (RB211-535E4) (228-24497, SX-BVN), (ELC) WET-LEASED 2003-05. RETURNED.
0 757-23A (RB211-525E4) (209-24289, G-OAVB), (AUA) WET-LEASED 2005-01. RETURNED. 148Y.
0 757-23A (RB211-535E4) (250-24528, /89 G-CCMY), (GUE) WET-LEASED 2002-10, RETURNED. 32C, 168Y.
0 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (130-23822, G-OOOB), EX-(ATZ), (AUA) WET-LEASED 2004-12. RETURNED. 148Y.
0 767-31KER (CF6-80C2B7F) (533-27206, /94 G-DAJC), (GUE) WET-LEASED 2003-07. RETURNED. 21C, 294Y.
1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7B) (505-47368, /69 D6-CAW), FULELA TRADE & INVEST LEASED 2009-07. 105Y.
0 MD-83 (JT8D-219) (1539-49822, /88 UR-CAN), (KHO) WET-LEASED 2002-12. RETURNED. 159Y.
1 A320-200, WET-LEASED.
2 A321-111 (642, /97 SX-BHS), EX-(F-GYAI) 2012-01. 642 RETURNED TO HERMES AIRLINES (HRM) WET-LEASED 2015-11. 220Y.
2 A321-111 HERMES AIRLINES (HRM) WET-LEASED.
1 B AE 146-200 (ALF-502R-5) (E2074, /87 ZS-PUZ), AVIOSTARTAIRLINES WET-LEASED 2012-04. BOUGHT FROM FALKO 2012-06. 97Y.
1 AN-12, FREIGHTER.
1 AN-12BP (8345607, EK-12555), 2004-05.
1 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (27307510, /72 EY-47693 - - SEE INCDT - - NOVEMBER 2009), (TJK) LEASED, 48Y.
1 AN-24RV (AI-24) (27307704, /72 EX-252), 48Y.
2 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (37308307, /73 RA-46502; 27307704, /72 RA-47252), SOLD TO AERO LEASED, 48Y.
1 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (47309406, S9-KAS - - SEE INCDT - - "DAO-INCDT-2009-01"), STORED. 48Y.
1 IL-18V (AI-20M) (183005905, /63 RA-75427), (PHX) LEASED, 105Y.
1 IL-18D (AI-20M) (187010204, /67 UP-I1801), OMEGA AIRCOMPANY LEASED 2006-06). PASSENGER.
1 IL-76, FREIGHTER.
1 LET L-410 UVP-E, 19Y.
1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (861, /90 RA-85690), (BKL) LEASED, 164Y.
1 TU-154M (D-30KU-154-II) (865, /91 EY-85692), (TJK) LEASED, 165Y.
MOHAMED YASSIN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
MOHAMMED ASUSITHA, MANAGING DIRECTOR.
ABDUL WAHID AL-HASHMY, GENERAL MANAGER, EX-(OMR) (2004-01).
MOHAMED KADDAR, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO).
FRANKLIN PASCUAL, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.