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Name: SENEGAL AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: SNG
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: DAKAR
Country: SENEGAL
Employees 160
Web: senegalairlines.aero
Email: contact@senegalairlines.aero
Telephone: +221 800 800 888
Fax:
Sita: DKRDGV7
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SNG-VISIT SENEGAL - NATIVE

FORMED IN 1971. NATIONAL FLAG CARRIER. A K A SOCIETE NATIONALE DE TRANSPORTS AERIENS DU SENEGAL: SONATRA. ALSO, SENAIR. FORMERLY AIR SENEGAL INTERNATIONAL. SCHEDULED, INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

CONTACT:

Dakar:

Headquarters:
Immeuble La Rotonde
Rue Amadou Assane Ndoye X Dr Thèse
Dakar

Airport Address:
Aéroport Léopold Sédar Senghor
BP 38265 Dakar

Airport offices are open 05.00 hrs - 00.00 hrs.

Telephone Contact: 800 800 888

The Republic of Senegal was established in 1960, and covers an area of 196,722 sq km. It has a population of 8.5 million, the capital is Dakar, and the official languages are French & Wolof.

APRIL 2000: THE GOVERNMENT OWNS 50%, AIR AFRIQUE (AFR) 40%.

OPERATES TO EUROPE FROM THE IVORY COAST.

(http://www.primature.sn/tour/airsen.htm).

(IATA): V7 - 407. (ICAO): (SNG) (Callsign - AIR SENEGAL).

SITA: DKRDGDS.

100 EMPLOYEES.

REGIONAL SCHEDULED SERVICE TO BANJUL, BISSAU, CAPSKIRRING, MATAM, PRAIA, SAINT-LOUIS, AND ZIGUINCHOR.

NOVEMBER 2000: 1 757-27B (24135, PH-AHE), AIR HOLLAND WET-LEASED 3 YEARS.

ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM) NOW OWNS 51%, WITH THE REST BY THE SENEGALESE STATE.

DECEMBER 2000: 1 ORDER (JANUARY 2001) BOMBARDIER DHC-8-Q300, FOR $14.3 MILLION. WILL USE ON DOMESTIC ROUTES AND REGIONAL FLIGHTS, TO GAMBIA, MAURITANIA, CAPE VERDE, AND MALI.

FEBRUARY 2001: AIR SENEGAL TO OPERATE AS "ROYAL AIR MAROC EXPRESS."

APRIL 2001: 2 737-2B6'S (21216, 6V-AHK; 22767, CN-RML), ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM) WET-LEASED.

AUGUST 2001: (http://www.airsenegalinternational.com).

(contact@airsenegalinternational.sn).

SITA: DKRDGV7.

JANUARY 2002: 2001 = 120,000 PASSENGERS.

CURRENTLY FLIES TO BAMAKO, BANJUL, CONAKRY, NOUAKCHOTT, ABIDJAN, CASABLANCA, COTONOU, AND OUAGADOUGOU.

757-200, FOR FLIGHTS TO PARIS (6/WEEK), ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM) LEASED.

1 737-800, (RAM) LEASED. PLANS TO ACQUIRE 2ND 737-200, & 1 BOMBARDIER DASH 8-300.

MAY 2002: POSSIBLE CODE SHARE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (SAA) TO NEW YORK, STARTING IN JULY 2002.

October 2002: 2 737-7BX's (30739; 30740), ex-Midway (MID), (GECAS) (GEF) leased.

November 2002: In January 2003, to Johannesburg. To New York (JFK), in cooperation with South African Airways (SAA) 747-400, 2/week).

December 2002: 737-5K5 (25062) returned to Defag. 737-76N (30738, 6V-AHN), ex-Midway (MID), (GEF) leased.

July 2004: 1 order (July 2005) 737-700.

April 2005: 737-500 (24652, 6V-AHT), (CIT) Leasing (TCI) leased.

July 2005: Launches new service Dakar to Accra, Madrid, and Milan. Also has increased frequencies to Marseille, Niamey, & Ougadougou.

737-7EE (34263, 6V-AHU) with winglets delivery.

November 2005: Air Senegal International (SNG) will increase the frequency of flights from Dakar to Milan Malpensa from 2 to 3 flights a week from December 16th. To the existing Wednesday and Sunday flights, (SNG) will add a new Friday departure and all will operate with the 737-700.

SN Brussels Airlines (DAT)/(EBA) signed a cooperation agreement with Air Senegal International (SNG). From December 1, the Senegalese airline (SNG) will add its code and sell seats on the six weekly flights operated by (DAT)/(EBA) between Brussels and Dakar with A330-300s.

August 2008: SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "SNG-737-7B6-2008-08."

December 2008: 737-7BX (30739), returned to (GEF) leased to Varig (VAR) as (PR-VBW).

January 2009: DHC-8-Q315 (556, 6V-AHL), re-delivery after overhaul.

April 2009: Air Senegal International (SNG) ceased operations.

June 2009: Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and the Senegalese government signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) to establish a new state-controlled airline, ending the dispute related to the April closure of Air Senegal International (SNG). Senegal's "APS" news agency reported that the parties will work together to set up the carrier, which will have access to (RAM)'s technical, commercial and operational services.

November 2009: Senegal's new national carrier has been renamed "Senegal Airlines" (SNG). The new airline intends to start flying early next year with leased airplanes.

(SNG)'s founding capital is valued at $34 million, with private investors holding 64%, the government 16%, employees 5% and the remainder available to the public. It intends to serve more than >20 destinations from Dakar including Paris, Milan, and Brussels with a fleet comprising "new, modern" single- and twin-aisle airplanes. Modou Khaya was named (CEO). (SNG) unveiled a white livery featuring stripes in the green, yellow and red of the Senegal flag on the rear fuselage and tail.

Emirates (EAD) has agreed to lend commercial and technical support.

Unveiled at the Dubai Air Show, (SNG) signed a Memo of Understanding (MOU) to purchase four A320 family airplanes and two A330s valued at $670 million.

June 2010: Senegal Airlines (SNG) is the Senegalese flag carrier operating scheduled services from Dakar to destinations in Africa and Europe, using a fleet of A320s and A330s. Charter and air-taxi flights are also operated.

(IATA) Code: DN. (ICAO) Code: SGG.

Parent organization/shareholders: Groupe Air Senegal holding company (100%).

Alliances: Royal Air Maroc (RAM); & (TACV) (TCV).

Hub: Dakar Yoff airport (DKR).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Cap Skirring; Dakar; St Louis; Tambacounda; & Ziguinchor.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Abidjan; Bamako; Banjul; Bissau; Casablanca; Conakry; Cotonou; Lome; Lyons; Marseilles; Niamey; Nouakchott; Ougadougou; Paris; & Praia.

July 2010: Edgardo Badiali, President, ex-GoAir (GOZ).

December 2010: (GECAS) (GEF) will open new offices in Accra and Cape Town "to expand and strengthen relationships with its airline customers in Africa." It also announced one A320 to Senegal Airlines (SNG).

January 2011: Senegal Airlines (SNG) intends to debut later this month using two A320-214s (799, 6V-AIH; 879, 6V-AII and a third this spring) based in Dakar. Its initial destinations will be neighboring cities like Abidjan, Bamako, Banjul, Conakry, Nouakchott, and Ouagadougou. Will the third time be a charm for Senegal? A pan-west African carrier called Air Afrique (AFR) collapsed after "9/11" and a joint venture (JV) with Royal Air Maroc (RAM) called Senegal International collapsed in 2009. This time, the carrier is just 36% government owned and is supported operationally by Emirates (EAD), which perhaps received Dakar flight rights as part of that arrangement. Advised by (TASC) Aviation, an Airbus (EDS)-owned airline consultancy based in Dubai, Senegal Airlines (SNG) plans two classes of service, five different fare products and A330 flights to Europe and even Asia by 2013. But truth be told, start-up airline projects in western Africa have a long track record of ending in tears - - SEE ATTACHED - - "SNG-2011-01-A320-214."

February 2011: (AJW) Aviation reached a five-year power-by-the-hour contract with Senegal Airlines (SNG), covering (SNG)’s first two A320-214s. (SNG) has purchased six Airbus (EDS) airplanes and will take delivery of two more this year.

October 2011: SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "SNG-A320 - 2011-10" of A320-214 (799, 6V-AIH) at Lufthansa Technik Malta (MLT) for airplane maintenance services.

December 2011: Senegal Airlines (SNG) is the Senegalese flag carrier operating scheduled services from Dakar to destinations in Africa and Europe, using a fleet of A320s and A330s. Charter and air-taxi flights are also operated. The airline plans to concentrate on international and regional jet airplane services, using an as yet unnamed subsidiary to operate domestic services. European and Asian routes are planned from 2013.

(IATA): DN. (ICAO): SGG.

SITA: DKRDGDS.

Parent organization/shareholders: Groupement National des Prives du Senegal (64%); Government of Senegal (36%).

Alliances: Royal Air Maroc (RAM); & TACV (TCV).

Hub: Dakar Yoff airport (DKR).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Cap Skirring; Dakar; St Louis; Tambacounda; & Ziguinchor.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Abidjan; Bamako; Banjul; Conakry; Nouakchott; and Ougadougou.

January 2012: Trade Air (IATA) Code: 8P, based in Zagreb has wet-leased a Fokker F 100 to Senegal Airlines (SNG) for several weeks to replace an A320-200 that was temporarily out of service after a landing incident in Bamako.

March 2012: Solenta Aviation ((IATA) Code SL, based at Lanseria airport (HLA)) has wet-leased its single ATR72-200 to Senegal Airlines (SNG) replacing an ATR42-500 previously operated by Cimber Sterling (STR) on regional routes from Dakar Yoff airport - Léopold Sédar Senghor International airport (DKR) to Banjul International airport (BJL), Bissau Oswaldo Vieira International airport (OXB), Cap Skirring airport (CSK), Nouakchott airport (NKC), Praia International airport (RAI) and Ziguinchor airport (ZIG).

April 2012: Senegal Airlines (SNG) was forced to suspend operations to Bissau Oswaldo Vieira International (OXB) following a military coup in Guinea Bissau in the evening of April 12. The military has closed the country's airspace until further notice.

September 2012: A new international airport serving Dakar, Senegal will open in the first quarter of 2014, Prime Minister, Abdul Mbaye told the country’s National Assembly.

Work on the new Aéroport International Blaise Diagne de Diass (AIBD) began in 2007 and was originally targeted for completion in late 2011. The new airport is being developed at Diass, about 45 km from Dakar, and will have an initial operating capacity to handle 3 million passengers a year from a single runway. A second phase of development could ultimately provide capacity for 10 million passengers a year with development of a second runway.

The airport is being built on a site of about 4,500 hectares, which dwarfs the existing Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (AILSS), just 9 km from the center of Dakar, which is overflowing its 800-hectare site. Total development cost of (AIBD) is estimated to be €566 million/$725 million, funded largely by loans from a number of banks that reportedly include the African Development Bank, the French Development Agency, the West African Development Bank, and other banks from South Africa, Canada and Saudi Arabia.

A new urban center will be developed around the airport that the Prime Minister said would “contribute to the decongestion of the capital.”

Although government officials said last year the existing airport would be closed when the new airport opened, recent reports in the local media suggest it may at least initially “complement” (AILSS).

In addition, the Senegal government announced last month that it planned to raise the level of regional airfields to open up the interior of the country.

October 2012: Air Europa (ARE) has wet-leased its A330-200 (745, EC-JQG) to Senegal Airlines (SNG) for this year's Hajj charter season. The airplane has returned to (ARE) after performing a series of flights carrying passengers from Dakar Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International (DKR) to Madinah Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz (MED). (ARE) will then operate flights in the other directions after the Hajj.

December 2013: Senegal Airlines ((IATA) Code: DN, based at Dakar) (SNG) could file for bankruptcy in the next few days, should the Senegalese government not extend the struggling carrier a much needed financial lifeline. "If this company is not restructured as a matter of urgency, it risks being forced to suspend operations in the next 48 hours because it can no longer bear the financial burden. (SNG) could cease flying at any time, if the State does not respond quickly," Badara Fall, the Secretary General of the airline's trade union told the "African Koaci" website. To make matters worse, Senegalese news reports claim that President, Macky Sall's latest cabinet meeting completely skirted the issue, preferring instead to debate the ongoing modernization of the country's airports. Last week, the Senegalese Minister of Air Transport, Oumar Gueye reiterated that (SNG) was close to bankruptcy. Launched in 2009 to replace defunct predecessor, Air Sénégal International ((IATA) Code: V7, based in Dakar), Senegal Airlines is owned by the Senegalese government (36%) and a consortium of local interests (Groupement National des Privés du Sénégal, Groupements de Prestataires Aéroportuaires and Fédération des Assureurs du Sénégal) with 64%.

(SNG) currently operates 4 airplanes to 13 countries, 15 destinations on 27 routes and 20 daily flights.

June 2014: Senegal Airlines (SNG) has concluded its Airbus operations with the recent return of its last remaining A320-200 (799, 6V-AIH), to lessor, (CIT) Aerospace (TCI). As it stands, the Senegalese national carrier continues to operate a 737-33A (25719, G-STRJ) and a CRJ-100 wet-leased from Eastern SkyJets ((IATA) Code: EE, based at Dubai International) and CemAir (KEM), respectively.

Despite government efforts to find new local investors, Senegal Airlines (SNG) remains in critical condition, given the poor state of its finances. In January, it was revealed that South African Airways (SAA) and Ethiopian Airlines (ETH) were among a list of carriers that Dakar had courted with a view to their taking over the crippled airline.

However, (SAA) has since discounted itself from the talks, when South African media reports claimed (SAA) Chairwoman, Dudu Myeni and another board member, Lindi Nkosi-Thomas, had accused (CEO), Monwabisi Kalawe of "serious" breaches of governance claiming he had negotiated the purchase of Senegal Airlines (SNG) shares without board consent.

According to the "Beeld Afrikaans" newspaper, an Auditor General's investigation into Kalawe's dealings reveal he had allegedly been trying to acquire a private investor's shares in Senegal Airlines (SNG) with (SAA)'s board only discovering the move, when the Senegalese government approached them about the proposed sale.

Senegal Airlines (SNG) currently operates 2 airplanes and serves 12 countries, 13 destinations, 23 routes and 12 daily flights.

January 2015: News Item A-1: Based in Dakar, Senegal Airlines (SNG) has proposed scheduled flights to: Abidjan, Bamako, Banjul, Bissau, Capskirring, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Libreville, Niamey, Nouakchott, Ouagadougou, Praia and Ziguinchor - - SEE ATTACHED - - "SNG-ROUTE MAP - 2015-01."

News Item A-2: When visiting Dakar, stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

This Dakar retreat offers spa and wellness services that treat guests to a relaxing getaway in Cape Verde. Whether lounging by the hotel's Olympic-sized pool or indulging in a variety of spa and beauty treatments, guests of this five-star hotel enjoy premier Dakar services and facilities offering great possibilities for relaxation and rejuvenation. Take advantage of the hotel's 100% Guest Satisfaction policy, and see why this destination stands out as a gem in Dakar.

http://www.radissonblu.com/hotel-dakar

News Item A-3: Job employment interest?

Apply by: jobs@senegalairlines.aero

April 2015: Senegal has scrapped visa requirements for foreign visitors and will slash taxes on air fares, as it seeks to revive a tourism sector crippled by high costs and a regional Ebola outbreak.

The cost and administrative hassle of visas, coupled with taxes on air tickets, led to a fall in the number of visitors to the country.
The new measure on visa-free travel will come into effect on May 1, President, Macky Sall said in an address to the nation.

Sall also announced that government taxes on air fares would be cut by half in a bid to make Senegal a more competitively priced destination. It was not clear when the taxes on air fares would be cut.

Many hotels along Senegal's coastline that were once full of French visitors, closed early this tourist season, as fears over an Ebola outbreak in neighboring Guinea and nearby Liberia plus Sierra Leone came on top of a gradual decline in the industry.

Senegal recorded one case of Ebola last year but prevented any further spread.

Senegal is looking for a strategic partner to relaunch its indebted state carrier, Senegal Airlines (SNG) ahead of the opening of a new international airport next year, as it seeks to become a hub for air travel in West Africa.

July 2015: The Nigerian government on July 10 said it has no plan to ban Liberian airlines from coming into the country, following a fresh outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in the West African nation.

A fresh case of Ebola was detected in Liberia, nearly two months after the West African country was declared free of the virus by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Liberian authorities are monitoring at least 100 people thought to have been in contact with a 17-year-old boy, Abraham Memaigar, who died on June 28 in Margibi County, Liberia.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Fan Ndubuoke said in Lagos, the country's commercial hub, that both inbound and outbound passengers were being screened for the virus by Port Health Officials.

He told reporters that the Ebola Prevention and Control was a collaborative effort by relevant agencies, saying adequate facilities were in place at the Port Health Office, where inbound and outbound passengers were adequately screened.

According to him, rather than banning the airlines, the various agencies have intensified necessary preventive measures at all the international airports in the country.

He assured the public and intending passengers that all government agencies were on their guard not to allow any passenger who refused to be screened into the country.

He added that the authority would not hesitate to sanction any airline that violated the mandatory screening at its various check points.

DHC-8-Q403 (4454, A6-FLA) leased returned to Falcon Air (FLK).

Fleet:
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SNG-737-2B6-AIR SENEGAL INTNL
SNG-737-7B6-2008-08-AIR SENEGAL INTNL
SNG-737-7EE-AIR SENEGAL INTNL
SNG-A320 - 2011-11-SENEGAL AIRLINES
SNG-A320-200-2014-05-SENEGAL AIRLINES
SNG-DHC-8-315-AIR SENEGAL INTNL

April 2016:

0 737-2B6 (JT8D) (456-21216, 6V-AHK; 851-22767, 6V-AHL), (RAM) WET-LSD 2001-04. RTND. 22767 NTU. +1 ORDER. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

1 737-33A (CFM56-3C1) (2069-25719, /91 G-STRJ), EX-(AUA), EASTERN SKYJETS INTNL (ESJ) LSD. 148Y.

0 737-5K5 (CFM56-3) (2044-25062, 6V-AHM), RTT DEFAG 2002-12. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

0 737-505 (CFM56-3C1) (1917-24652, /90 6V-AHT), EX-(AVM), (TCI) LSD 2005-04. RTND. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS. 16C, 92Y.

0 737-7BX (CFM56-7B24) (716-30738, /00 6V-AHN), EX-(MID), (GEF) LSD 2002-12. RTND. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS. 16C, 102Y.

0 737-7BX (CFM56-7B24) (758-30739, /01 6V-AHO; 776-30740, 6V-AHP), EX-(MID), (GEF) LSD 2002-10. 30739; RTND FOR (VAR) AS (PR-VBW) 2008-01. RTND. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS. 16C, 102Y.

0 737-7B6 (CFM56-7B24) (CN-RNM), RTND. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS. 16C, 102Y.

0 737-7EE (CFM56-7B24) (1739-34263, 6V-AHU), 7/05. WITH WINGLETS. RTND 2009-07. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS. 16C, 102Y.

0 737-800 (CFM56-3), (RAM) LSD 2002-01. RTND. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

0 757-27B (RB211-535E4) (165-24135, /88 PH-AHE), EX-(LHD), (GRB) LSD, (HOL) WET-LSD 3 YRS 2000-11. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

0 757-200, (RAM) LSD 2002-01. RTND. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

4 ORDERS A320 FAMILY AIRPLANES:

0 A320-214 (CFM56-5B4/P) (799, /98 6V-AIH "GANDIOL" - - SEE PHOTO - - "SNG-A320 - 2011-10"); 879, /98 6V-AII "KAYEMOR"), LEASE INVESTMENT FLIGHT TRUST LSD & CIT (TCI) LSD 2011-01. BOTH RTND 2014-06. 16C, 120Y.

0 A320-200 (CFM56-5B4) (1390, /00 6V-AGU), (GEF) LSD 2011-08. RTND. 12C, 138Y.

2 ORDERS A330:

0 A330-200 (745, EC-JQG), (ARE) WET-LSD FOR HAJJ PILGRIMAGE FLIGHTS 2012-10.

0 ATR 72-200 (PW127) (460, /95 ZS-XCB), EX-(F-WNUC). SOLENTA AVIATION WET-LSD 2012-03. RTND. 66Y.

0 BOMBARDIER DHC-8-102 (121, 6V-AHD) RTND 2001-02. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

0 BOMBARDIER Q315 (PW123E) (556, /01 6V-AHL), RTND TO LESSOR 2009-07. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS. 50Y.

0 BOMBARDIER Q402 (4454, A6-FLA), LSD RTND TO FALCON AIR 2015-07.

1 BOMBARDIER CRJ-100LR (CF34-3A1), (KEM) LSD. 50Y.

0 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER (380, 6V-ADD), AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

0 B AE 748-2A. RTRD. AIR SENEGAL INTNL OPS.

Management:
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MANIANG FAYE, CHAIRMAN.

MODOU KHAYA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

EDGARDO BADIALI, PRESIDENT, EX-GOAIR (GOZ), (2010-07).
Mr Edgardo Badiali was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GoAir (GOZ) and brings with him over 15 years of senior management experience and 27 years of experience in the aviation sector. He has experience in various functions of airline management from Strategic planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, Commercial, eCommerce, Revenue Management, Operations, In-Flight, and Catering.

ALIOUNE YAGUE, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR (alyague@airsenegalinternational.sn).

BIRANE SARR, OPERATIONS DIRECTOR.

MOHAMMED FATTAHI, COMMERCIAL & MARKETING DIRECTOR.

FAKIR MUSTAPHA, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR.

NDOUMBE CISSE, MANAGER QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).

 
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