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ECAir is coming to Beirut

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ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville) has announced on June 2 it will add twice-weekly Boeing 757-200 service on the new Brazzaville – Beirut, Lebanon route.

Copyright Photo below: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (PrivatAir) Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807) sits at the gate at Maastricht.

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ECAir’s leased Boeing 757-200 is back in service

 

ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville) is once again using its leased PrivatAir (Geneva) Boeing 757-204 HB-JJE (msn 27219). According to the airline, HB-JJE arrived back at Brazzaville last night. The ECA fleet now consists of four Boeing 737-300/700s, two Boeing 757-200s and one Boeing 767-300.

In the coming weeks, ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines will continue to expand its network with the opening of its third intercontinental (Beirut) and new regional destinations (Luanda, Abidjan, Yaounde, Bangui, N’Djamena).

Copyright Photo: Karl Cornil/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister aircraft PrivatAir Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807) departs from Brussels.

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ECAir has a Boeing 757-200 seized in Paris

PrivatAir (Geneva) has stopped operating its Boeing 757-204 HB-JJE (msn 27219) for ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville). HB-JJE was operating the aircraft for ECAir.

According to a statement by ECAir, the airliner was seized at Paris (Charles de Gaulle) on April 11.

According to ECAir (translated from French);

“This seizure is considered by Equatorial Congo Airlines as manifestly illegal because it is based on a judgment by opposing parties other ECAir and the amount awarded in this judgment is not due to any hypothesis by Equatorial Congo Airlines. Equatorial Congo Airlines will assert its rights in court to release from the seizure and to obtain compensation for damages in a short time. The company has made arrangements to limit any inconvenience that may be caused to its passengers. Our lawyers are hard at work to recover the Boeing 757-200.”

In the coming weeks, Equatorial Congo Airlines plans to continue to expand its network with the opening of its third intercontinental (Beirut) and new regional destinations (Luanda, Abidjan, Yaounde, Bangui, N’Djamena).

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton/AirlinersGallery.com. Sister-ship Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807) lands in Geneva, the home of PrivatAir.

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ECAir opens a new route to Bamako and Dakar

ECAir – Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo) has announced it will inaugurate a new route from Brazzaville to Bamako and Dakar starting on Sunday, March 22.

Bamako (Republic of Mali) and Dakar (Republic of Senegal) are two major capital cities in West Africa. The new service will operate three times a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Brazzaville, Wednesday, Friday, Monday from Dakar and Bamako).

Flights to Bamako and Dakar will be operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft, with a capacity of 148 seats (16 in Business and 132 in Economy) until June 1, then with Boeing 737-700 (12 seats in Business and 112 seats Economy) aircraft.

Equatorial Congo Airlines already serves on the regional network, Cotonou (Benin), Douala (Cameroon), Libreville (Gabon) and Kinshasa (DRC).

Equatorial Congo Airlines since February 2, 2015 connects Brazzaville with Paris and Brazzaville with a daily flight to Dubai.

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The ECAir fleet:

1 Boeing 757-200 (HB-JJE), Rivière Sangua. Acquired in May 2013 and whose first commercial flight took place on November 28, 2013. 148 seats including 16 in Business Class and 132 in Economy Class.

1 Boeing 757-200 (HB-JJD), Fleuve Congo. Acquired in March 2012 and whose first commercial flight took place on September 14, 2012. 148 seats including 16 in Business Class and 132 in Economy Class.

1 Boeing 737-300 (HB-JJC), Rivière Alima. Acquired in January 2012 and whose first commercial flight took place on February 1, 2012. 120 seats including 12 in Business Class and 108 in Economy Class

1 Boeing 737-300 (HB-JJB), Rivière Kouilou. Its first commercial flight took place on September 24, 2011. 120 seats including 12 in Business Class and 108 in Economy Class

1 Boeing B 737-700 (HB-JJH), Rivière Niari Acquired in May 2014. 126 seats including 12 in Business Class

1 Beechcraft 90. 5 seats (private aviation – air taxi)

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Copyright Photo: Gerd Beilfuss/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by ECAir). Operated by PrivatAir, ex-British Airways Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807) touches down in Hamburg.

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PrivatAir to operate a Boeing 757-200 for ECAir

PrivatAir (Geneva) is getting ready to operate this former OpenSkies Boeing 757-200 for ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville). PrivatAir has been operating a Boeing 737-300 (HB-JJB) for ECAir since September 6, 2011. ECAir commenced scheduled passenger operations on September 24, 2011 and currently operates on the Brazzaville-Point Noire route. The 757 will allow the African carrier to expand. The first route is expected to be Brazzaville to Paris (CDG) with three roundtrips a week.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Boeing 757-236 HB-JJD (msn 25807, ex F-GPEJ) was painted at Maastricht.

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ECAir takes delivery of its first aircraft

ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines (Brazzaville) received its first aircraft on September 6, 2011. Actually the pictured former KLM Boeing 737-306 HB-JJB (msn 27421) will be operated by PrivatAir (Geneva).

Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Please click on the photo for additional information.

PrivatAir to operate this Boeing 737 for newcomer ECAir

PrivatAir (Geneva) is preparing to operate this former KLM Boeing 737-306 registered HB-JJB (msn 27421) for new airline ECAir-Equatorial Congo Airlines. The airliner has been painted at Shannon in the full colors of this African newcomer.

Copyright Photo: Malcolm Nason. HB-JJB is seen at SNN undergoing maintenance checks prior to the delivery flight.

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