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Name: ECAIR
7JetSet7 Code: ECA
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: BRAZZAVILLE
Country: REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Employees 507
Web: flyecair.com
Email: info@flyecair.com
Telephone: +242 06 509 05 09
Fax:
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE-A
ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE-B
ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE-C
ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE-D
ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE-E
ECA-2015-03 - BRAZZAVILLE TO DAKAR.jpg
ECA-BUSINESS CLASS - 2013-05
ECA-CABIN ATTENDANTS - 2013-05
ECA-ECONOMY CLASS - 2013-05
ECA-LOGO
ECA-ROUTE MAP - 2013-05
ECA-VISIT CONGO - 2012-06

Formed and started operations in 2011. Equatorial Congo Airlines Ltd d b a: EC Air. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled and charter, jet airplane services.

Address:
1604 Avenue des Trois Martyrs
Quartier Batignolles
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

The People's Republic of Congo was established in 1960, covers an area of 342,000 sq km, its population is 3 million, its capital city is Brazzaville, and its official language is French.

September 2011: 1st 737-300, PrivatAir (PTS) wet-leased, delivery.

February 2011: 2nd 737-300, PrivatAir (PTS) wet-leased, delivery.

April 2012: EC AIR (ECA) - Equatorial Congo Airlines will shortly add its first 757-200 (25807, HB-JJD) on wet-lease from its partner PrivatAir (PTS) which also operates its two 737-306s.

May 2012: 757-236WL (25807, HB-JJD - - SEE PHOTO - - "ECA-757-236WL - 2012-05"), ex-Open Skies (OPK), ex-(F-GPEJ), repainted in new livery at Maastricht, Holland, PrivatAir (PTS) wet-leased.

June 2012: EC AIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA) plans to use its first 757-200 (25807, HB-JJD) wet-leased from PrivatAir (PTS) for a three times weekly service linking Brazzaville Maya Maya (BZV) and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) announced three airlines and four air transport-related service providers were approved as members and partners: Camair-Co (CAM); Starbow Airlines (Ghana); and EC Air (ECA) (Republic of Congo); were approved as members, while Aero Industrial Sales (AIS), Aero Mechanical Services (FLYHT), Mercator and (IBS) Software Services were approved as partners.

July 2012: Air CEMAC (based at Brazzaville Maya Maya airport (BZV)) is a new joint carrier proposed by the countries that form the Communauté économique et monétaire des Etats de l’Afrique centrale (CEMAC). Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon have agreed in principle to join forces and launch the new airline next year, choosing AirFrance (AFA) as a strategic partner. The plan to set-up a joint airline had been in the works for over a decade but only seems to have come closer to reality now. It is unclear what this would mean for the national carriers of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, Camair-Co (CAM)) and EC AIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA), which both have only been set-up two years ago. The Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, and Gabon do not have a national carrier with international operations right now. The Air CEMAC plan still has to be approved by the Presidents of its member countries.

September 2012: EC Air (ECA) launched 3X-weekly, Brazzaville - Paris (CDG) 757-200 service on August 24. It is (ECA)'s first international route.

(ECA)'s domestic route operates three times daily between Brazzaville to Pointe Noire (PNR).

(ECA)'s first regional routes are included in plans to add Cotonou Cadjehoun (COO) and Douala (DLA) airports from Brazzaville later this year or in 2013.

January 2013: EC Air (ECA) is a passenger and cargo airline based at Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of Congo, which operates domestic services to Pointe-Noire airport (PNR).

(ECA) flies to 2 countries, 3 destinations, and operates 2 routes.

Parent organization/shareholders: Congolese government (100%).

(IATA) Code: LC.

Main base: Brazzaville Maya-Maya International Airport (BZV).

Destinations: Pointe-Noire Airport (PNR); Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (CDG) (latter operated by wet-leased 757 from PrivatAir (PTS) with (PTS) FLight Crew (FC) - read "ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE A/B/C/D/E." .

May 2013: SEE ATTACHED "AIRLINER WORLD" MAGAZINE UPDATE - - "ECA-2013-05 - UPDATE-A/B/C/D/E."

September 2014: Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA) has added its first wide body airplane to its fleet, wet-leased by PrivatAir ((IATA) Code: CC, (ICAO) Code: PTI) (PTS), 767-316ER (652-27613, /97 CC-CBJ) being operated on (ECA)'s flag route: Brazzaville - Paris (CDG).

November 2014: The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has named Fatima Beyina-Moussa as its new President at the close of its 46th annual general meeting in Algiers. She has been the Managing Director of ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA), since 2011 when it was created. She holds an (MBA) from the University of Ottawa, a postgraduate degree in International Economics at Sciences Policy in Paris, and became a consultant for Ernst & Young in Congo. She joined the Bank of Central African States, and worked for the United Nations Development Program before becoming an adviser to the Ministry of Finance, Budget & Public Portolio.

ECAir (ECA) in the Republic of the Congo will host the 47th (AFRAA) (AGM) next November in Brazzaville.

April 2015: ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA), began 3x-weekly Brazzaville - Bamako - Dakar Boeing 757-200 service on March 22.

June 2015: 737-752 (33793, HH-JJI), sold to Bank of Utah as trustee, re-registered (N857AM).

July 2015: News Item A-1: The national airline of the Republic of the Congo, ECAir Equatorial Congo Airlines, http://www.flyecair.com), was created in 2011 and employs over >500 people. In 2014, (ECA) transported close to 400,000 passengers. (ECA) operates up to 136 weekly flights from Brazzaville (Republic of the Congo) to Paris (CDG), Dubai, Beirut, Cotonou, Douala, Libreville, Bamako, Dakar, Pointe-Noire, and Ollombo. (ECA), which has a fleet of 7 airplanes, has also created a river shuttle for passengers traveling from or to Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and another shuttle between Paris (CDG) and Brussels. (ECA) is the first Congolese airline to connect the continent directly to the Middle East, with flights to Dubai and Europe and flights to Paris. Visit Flyecair.com or telephone +(33) 01 78 77 78 77 or +(242) 06 509 05 09. Our head office is located opposite Maya-Maya Airport in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.

News Item A-2: Sabena Aerospace (SAB) has accomplished another step in its international-growth strategy for Africa, concluding an agreement with ECAir Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA) that would create a joint venture (JV) for maintenance services at European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards in the Republic of Congo. The (JV) (called sa@ec, for sabenaaerospace@ecair) will be majority controlled by the Belgian Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) provider.

March 2017: EC Air (ECA), also known as Equatorial Congo Airlines, introduced 2 new routes to Dakar (DKR) in Senegal on March 23, with 3x-weekly departures using its 148-seat 757-200s. (ECA) began operations from its Brazzaville (BZV) base to Dakar (DKR) via Bamako (BKO) in Mali. While the 4,224 km sector from its base to the capital of Senegal is not served by any other carrier, the Bamako - Dakar link is operated intensively by 4 other airlines, namely Ethiopian Airlines (ETH) (5x-weekly), Kenya Airways (KEN) (3x-weekly), ASKY Airlines (AKY) (2x-weekly) and Senegal Airlines (SNG) (weekly).








Note: EC AIR - Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECA) 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.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
ECA-737-306 - 2012-06
ECA-757-236WL - 2012-05
ECA-767-316ER - 2014-09

April 2017:

2 737-306 (CFM56-3) (2438-27421, /93 HB-JJB, 2011-09; 2406-27420, /93 HB-JJC, 2012-02), (PTS) WET-LSD 2011-09, EX-(KLM), EX-(PH-BTE) AND 2012-02, EX-(KLM), EX-(PH-BTD). 12C, 108Y.

1 737-752 (CFM56-7B) (33793, HB-JJI), SOLD TO BANK OF UTAH, TRUSTEE, RE-REGISTERED (N857AM) 2015-06.

1 757-236WL (RB211-535E4) (610-25807, /94 HB-JJD "Fleuve Congo"), EX-OPEN SKIES (OPK) 2012-05, EX-(F-GPEJ). (PTS) WET-LSD. WITH WINGLETS. TWO CLASS, 148 SEATS.

1 767-316ER (CF6-80C2B6F) (652-27613, /97 HB-JJF), EX-(CC-CBJ), (PTS) WET-LSD 2014-09.

Management:
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Click below for photos:
ECA-1-FATIMA BEYINA-MUSSA - 2013-05

MS FATIMA BEYINA-MOUSSA, MANAGING DIRECTOR

NICOLAS NEGOCE, COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR).
(Tel: +242 06 510 30 23) Nicolas.negoce@flyecair.com

 
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