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Name: TRANS AIR CONGO
7JetSet7 Code: TSG
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: POINTE NOIRE
Country: REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
Employees 130
Web: flytransaircongo.com
Email: info@flytransaircongo.com
Telephone: +242 82 01 74
Fax: +242 626 2615
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
TSG-2004-03-NEWS
TSG-2004-04-NEWS
TSG-2004-10-SAA PARTNER
TSG-VISIT CONGO - 2012-06

Formed and started operations in 1994. Domestic, regional & international, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
Avenue Du General De Gaulle
BP 4450
Point Noire, 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.

November 2003: 737-2S2C (21926, A6-ZYA), Dolphin Air (FDN) wet-leased.

March 2004: 130 employees.

June 2004: 737-2B7 (22885), Teebah (TEE) wet-leased.

August 2004: In partnership with South African Airways (SAA), Johannesburg - Brazzaville, Pointe Noire.

737-236 (21805), Safair (SFA) wet-leased.

October 2004: 727-256 (20600, 9L-LEN) Teebah (TEE) wet-leased.

February 2006: 737-247A (23609, TN-AHI), ex-Delta Airlines, ex-(N382DL).

March 2006: The European Union (EU) banned 92 airlines, most of them based in Africa from landing at European airports, declaring them unsafe by international standards.

The ban applies to cargo and passenger carriers from Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Liberia judged to have an "inadequate system for regulatory oversight" or insufficient safety standards. It will be enforced by all 25 (EU) nations, plus Norway and Switzerland.

The flight ban applies to Trans Air Congo (TSG).

The flight ban also applies to Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG), North Korea's Air Koryo (KOY) and Thailand's Phuket Airlines. Two airlines each from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed as well.

Lesser restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Buraq Air from Libya, which will be able to operate flights if they use certain planes that have met safety requirements, the European Commission (EC) said.

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) criticized the European Union (EU)'s publication of a list of airlines banned from operating to the (EU) "as damaging the African airlines business." According to (AFRAA), the blacklist "paints a negative picture of all scheduled flights from the continent." In a statement, (AFRAA) Secretary General Christian Kossi said that "no scheduled African airline member of (IATA) or (AFRAA) is included in the blacklist," yet it "sends the wrong message to the average European passenger that all African airlines are potentially dangerous, and it is safer to travel with European airlines." In effect, this amounts to an act of "misinformation and unfair competition," he stated. Kossi also said none of the banned airlines flies to (EU) nations and the bulk of them "exist only on paper and nobody knows them."

737-2Q8 (21687), bought from Airfast Indonesia (PTF), arranged by Vulcan Aviation of Texas. 737-275 (22264), bought from Eagle Aviation (EGZ).

July 2008: Trans Air Congo (TSG) provides passenger, jet airplane services in the Congo and to other African countries. Also, provides cargo operations. (TSG) operates the Senegalese domestic route between Dakar and Kolda and provides cargo operations.

(IATA) Code: Q8. (ICAO) Code: TSG - (Callsign - TRANS-CONGO).

Main Base: Pointe Noire Agotino Neto Airport (PNR).

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Brazzaville; & Pointe Noire.

International, scheduled destinations: Cotonou; & Douala.

August 2008: 737-236 (23172, TN-AIN), delivery, ex-(N843AL).

June 2010: 737-232 (23083, TN-AIM), Wings of Lebanon (WOL) leased.

March 2011: ACCDT: An Antonov 12 cargo plane, An-12BP (402006, /63 TN-AGK) operated by Trans Air Congo (TSG) was destroyed after crashing in the final stages of an approach at Pointe Noire Airport, Congo. The An-12BP came down in a residential area, killing at least 14 people. However, media reports have placed the death toll as high as 19.

(TSG)ís Antonov An-12BP (TN-AGK) (402006 built in 1963) was operating a cargo flight from Brazzaville. (TSG) is on the list of airlines banned within the European Union (EU) according to its latest "black list."

737-33A (25138, TN-AIZ), delivery, ex-(N552MS).

September 2014: Trans Air Congo - (TAC) ((IATA) Code: Q8, based at Pointe Noire) (TSG) has returned 737-200 (23472, ZS-SMD) to lessor Star Air (South Africa) ((ICAO) Code: BRH, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo) and has instead taken over an MD-82 (49165, ZS-GAB), on wet-lease from fellow South African operator, Global Aviation Operations ((IATA) Code: QG, based at Johannesburg O R Tambo). The MD-82 has since been deployed on flights from Pointe Noire and Brazzaville to Cotonou, Libreville, and Douala.

The Congolese carrier also operates three other in-house 737-200s, three 737-300s (one of which is wet-leased from (WOL) - Wings of Lebanon ((IATA) Code: L4, based at Beirut)), and two EMB-120s sourced from (NAC) Charter ((ICAO) Code: SLE, based at Lanseria) and Sahara African Aviation (Nelspruit), respectively.

Trans Air Congo (TSG) currently operates 6 airplanes, travels to 4 countries, 5 destinations on 7 routes and 14 daily flights.



Note: Trans Air Congo (TSG) 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:
TSG-727-123
TSG-737-247A - 2014-01
TSG-737-2R8C
TSG-737-300 - 2014-09.jpg

April 2016:

0 727-35 (JT8D-7B) (486-19833, /67 TN-AFY), PARTED OUT 2003-07 AT JOHANNESBURG & SCRAPPED. 10C, 108Y.

0 727-123 (JT8D-7B) (542-19839, /68 TN-AFZ), KIRRA LSD, RTND. 10C, 108Y.

0 727-256 (JT8D) (912-20600, 9L-LEN), (TEE) WET-LSD 2004-10, RTND.

0 737-2B7 (JT8D) (966-22885, 9L-LEG), EX-(USA), (TEE) WET-LSD 2004-06. RTND.

1 737-2Q8 (JT8D-15) (554-21687, /78 PK-OCQ), EX-(FAT) 1999-08, (ILF) LSD. FREEPORT INDONESIA OPS. BF AIRFAST (PTF) 2006-03. 97Y.

0 737-2R8C (JT8D-17) (573-21711, /79 ZS-OWM - - SEE PHOTO - - "TSG-737-2R8C"), (NWR) WET-LSD 2002-12. RTND. F OR 12C, 92Y.

0 737-2S2C (JT8D-17) (597-21926, /79 A6-ZYA), (FDN) WET-LSD 2003-11. RTND. 112Y/COMBI/F.

1 737-232 (JT8D-15A HK) (1008-23083, /84 TN-AIM), EX-(DAL), BF AVENTURA AVIATION 2007-01. WET-LST (TCH) 2007-07. EX-(OD-WOL) RF (TCH) & LST TRANS AIR CONGO (TSG) 2010-06. 119Y.

0 737-236 (JT8D) (697-21805, ZS-SIR), (SFA) WET-LSD. RTND.

1 737-236 (JT8D-15) (1091-23172, /85 TN-AIN), EX-(N552MS) 2008-08, EX-(N843AL). 8C, 100Y.

1 737-247A (JT8D-15A HK) (1403-23609, /87 TN-AHI), EX-(DAL), EX-(N382DL) 2006-06. 8F, 92Y.

1 737-275 (JT8D-9A HK) (753-22264, /81 TN-TAC), BF EAGLE AVIATION (EGZ) 2006-03. 12C, 88Y.

1 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3B1) (2192-24986, /91 TN-AJJ), EX-(N330LF) 2012-08. 148Y.

1 737-3Q8 (CFM56-3C1) (2704-26313, /95 OD-HAJ), EX-(G-THOE), WINGS OF LEBANON (WOL) LSD 2013-02. 148Y.

1 737-33A (CFM56-3C1) (2153-25138, /91 TN-AIZ), EX-(N552MS) 2011-02, (GEF) LSD 2011-03. 148Y.

1 MD-82 (JT8D-217) (1117-49165, /83 ZS-GAB), (GLG) LSD 2014-09. 14F, 115Y.

1 EMBRAER EMB-120 BRASILIA ER (PW118) (154, /89 ZS-SRI), EX-F-GHIA), NAC FLIGHT SERVICES LSD 2011-06. 30Y.

0 F28-4000 FELLOWSHIP (SPEY 555-15P) (11128, /77 ZS-XGV), (AQU) LSD. RTND. 75Y.

1 GULFSTREAM I (DART 529-8E) (86, /62 ZS-ALX), EX-(N10TB) 2009-05. 16Y.

0 AN-12BP (AI-20M) (402006, /63 TN-AGK - - CRASHED & DESTROYED W/O IN ACCDT IN MARCH 2011 - - SEE REPORT), FREIGHTER.

1 AN-24B (AI-24) (07306103, /70 TN-AFL), AQUILINE LSD. 44Y.

2 AN-24B (AI-24) (99901908, EX-041; 07306103, EX-24103), 2004-11.

2 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (27308208, /72 RA-26495; 17307003, /71 RA-47811), AQUILINE LSD. 44Y.

1 AN-26 (27312610, EX-021), 2004-11. 45Y/COMBI/FREIGHTER.

1 LET 410MU (M-601B) (781116, /78 TN-AGD), 15Y.

1 LET L410UVP (M-601D) (820830, /82 TN-AHM), EX-(UR-MLD 2008-10. 15Y.

1 LET L410UVP (M-601D) (851335, /85 TN-AHE), 15Y.

1 AVIC XAC MA60 (PW127), 2013-02. PASSENGER.

Management:
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AHMED EL HADJ, PRESIDENT.

BASSAM ELHAGUE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

 
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