Category Archives: Capital Airlines (Nigeria)

TACA and Avianca to merge under one company

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum.  Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Please click on photo for full view, information and other photos.

Grupo TACA (TACA International) (Transportes Aereos del Continente Americano) (San Salvador) and Avianca (Aerovias del Continente Americano) (Bogota) and all of the subsidiary airlines within the two groups will be merged into one single holding company. The Avianca owners (National Federation of Colombia Coffee Growers and the Synergy Group) will control two-thirds of the new holding company. The Grupo TACA owners will control the remaining one-third of the shares of the new holding company. All airlines will retain their independent brands (however Avianca was consolidating its brands) but each will become subsidiaries of the new holding company.

News link:

www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idINN0748094020091007?rpc=44

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Capital Airlines’ EMB-120 5N-BLN catches on fire

Capital Airlines’ (Lagos) Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia 5N-BLN (msn 120191) caught on fire yesterday (August 2) in Enugu on its takeoff run.  28 passengers and crew members escaped from the burning aircraft.

News link:

www.thisdayonline.com/nview.php?id=150523