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VUN-IVORY COAST MAP AND FACTS
Started operations in 1964. A K A Societe Nouvelle Air Ivoire (D B A/subsidiary of All Africa Airways. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Place de la Republique
01 BP 7782
Abidjan 01, Ivory Coast
The Ivory Coast (Republic of the Ivory Coast) was established in 1960, covers an area of 322,463 km, has a population of 15 million, and its capital city is Yamoussoukro. The official language is French.
February 2002: D B A Societe Nouvelle Air Ivoire S. A. Subsidiary of "All Africa Airways."
3 F28-4000's Fellowship (11233, TU-TIW; 11237, TU-TIX; 11238, TU-TIY), ING Lease France leased.
June 2004: A321-211 (1017, F-OIVU), Aero Services Corporate leased.
July 2004: Abidjan - Marseille - Paris (ORY) (A321-211).
April 2006: A319-112 (588, F-OOUA), Babcock leased, wet-leased to Air Burkina (VBW).
May 2007: Air Ivoire (VUN) is the national airline of the Ivory Coast, operating scheduled, domestic and regional, jet airplane services
(IATA) Code: VU - 943. (ICAO) Code: VUN (Callsign - AIR IVOIRE).
Parent organization/shareholders: AIG (49%); & Air France (AFA).
Main Base: Abidjan Felx Houphouet Boigny airport (ABJ).
International Scheduled Destinations: Accra; Bamako; Conakry; Cotonou; Dakar; Douala; Libreville; Lome; Marseilles; Niamey; Ougadougou; & Paris (ORY).
October 2007: Italy's Meridiana (ALS) is planning to launch a new Ugandan carrier next month with the help of its parent, international development agency: the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). Air Uganda (AUN) will be based in Entebbe and will initially operate two daily flights to Nairobi in Kenya; four weekly flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and three weekly flights to Juba in Sudan.
(AUN) will start with 1 DC-9, add an MD-87 in March, and take a second MD-87 in May. (AUN) will be (AKFED)'s third African carrier. It already owns 76% of Air Burkina (VBW), and 51% of Compagnie Aerienne du Mali (CMP). (AKFED) is also trying to acquire a stake in Air Ivoire (VUN) and is bidding with Meridiana (ALS), which is 80% controlled by companies belonging to (AKFED) Chairman, Aga Khan, for a 40% stake in Rwandair-Express (RWA).
(AKFED) recently acquired 7 MD-87s, ex-Iberia Airlines (IBE) to support its African projects. The first MD-87 was placed into service by Ougadougou-based Air Burkina (VBW) in September and 2 MD-87s will be deployed with Compagnie Aerienne du Mali (CMP) to dramatically expand its regional operations with four flights per week to Dakar, three to Conakry, two to Abidjan, three to Ougadougou, two to Lome, and two to Cotonou, with plans to offer twice weekly flights to Brazzaville in Congo, and Libreville in Gabon, via Cotonou in Benin.
(AKFED) also wants to become involved in airport management, including taking stakes in airports and pursuing airport management contracts. (ALS) VP Business Development for (AKFED), Rene Decurey, said "We would like to get involved where it is crucial to managing quality. We would like to build a strong network, and a strong position in airports. There are options we would like, but one needs the other side as well. They need to be willing to open up and it is not easy at these airports.
December 2008: World nations currently rated Category 2 by the USA (FAA) under the agency's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program are: Bangladesh, Belize, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Kiribati, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Swaziland, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. The (FAA) rating prevents nation's airlines being allowed to fly into the USA. They have the option to fly to the USA with an airline who is approved under Category 1.
The (FAA) states that a Category 2 rating "may involve a country lacking laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with international standards, or that its civil aviation authority does not meet international standards in one or more areas such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping, or inspection procedures."
June 2009: 3 MD-82s (48097, YR-MDR; 48098, YR-MDS; 49139), Jetran International (CII) wet-leased.
July 2009: 737-3H9 (23416, YU-ANI), JAT Airways (JAT) wet-leased July to October 2009.
November 2009: 3 737-522s (25001, TU-TSC; 25008, TU-TSD; 25009, TU-TSE), deliveries.
January 2012: AirFrance (AFA) will reportedly become a minority shareholder in Air Côte d’Ivoire (VRE) (Abidjan) that is expected to launch operations in 2012 and replace defunct national carrier Air Ivoire (VUN).
SEE (VRE) FOR FUTURE IVORY COAST AVIATION PROGRESS.
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0 737-3H9 (CFM56-3B1) (1175-23416, YU-ANI - - SEE PHOTO - - "VUN-737-3H9-2009-07"), (JAT) WET-LSD 2009-07 - 2009-10. 124Y.
1 737-522 (CFM56-3B2) (1948-25001, /90 TU-TSC), TRIBECA AVIATION PARTNERS LSD 2009-11. 12C, 90Y.
2 737-522 (CFM56-3C1) (1987-25008, /90 TU-TSD; 1999-25009, /91 TU-TSE), TRIBECA AVIATION PARTNERS LSD 2009-11.
1 747-230BPC (CF6-50E2) (663-23509, /86 SX-TIE), HELLENIC IMPERIAL WET-LSD, 8F, 450Y.
3 MD-83 (1059-48097, YR-MDR; 48098, YR-MDS; 49139), 2006-07. (CII) WET-LST 2009-06.
1 A319-112 (CFM56-5B6/P) (588, /96 F-OOUA), (BBB) LSD 2006-04, WET-LST (VBW) IN "AIR BURKINA" COLORS AND CELESTAIR" TITLES. 8C, 108Y.
1 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3/P) (1017, /99 F-OIVU), AERO SVCS CORPORATE LSD 2004-06. RTND, LST (AZU) 2005-03. RF (AZU) 2005-12. MC AVIATION LSD. 12C, 132Y.
3 F28-4000 FELLOWSHIP (SPEY 555-15P) (11233, /86 TU-TIW; 11237, /86 TU-TIX; 11238, /86 TU-TIY), ING LEASE FRANCE LSD 2002-02. 12C, 54Y.
JEAN-LOUIS HALLOT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
FRANCES EMMANUEL, PRESIDENT.