Oxygene Afrique (Oxygene Airways) (Paris) is a new French airline planning to serve Africa. The start-up carrier has applied to the DGCA for authority to operate passenger flights to the continent.
The new company initially would fly to Bamako and Dakar with two Boeing 767-300s. Cotonou (Benin), Luanda (Angola) and Brazzaville (Congo) are also targeted in the second phase of expansion, if approved.
Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. The first aircraft has already been painted at Miami. Ex-Flyglobespan Boeing 767-319 ER N381LF (msn 29388) will be leased from ILFC.
Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Ex-ABX Air/Delta Boeing 767-232 (F) N741AX (msn 22215) is pictured at Miami being fueled and prepared for its first flight for AmeriJet International.
Amerijet International (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood and Miami) as we previously reported took delivery of its first of two Boeing 767-200 wide-body freighters from Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG). The second leased freighter is scheduled to be delivered to Amerijet this spring. Amerijet signed a seven year agreement with CAM to dry-lease a total of five Boeing 767-200 freighters. The first has now been painted in full colors and is ready to fly.
Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. N781VA sits on the ramp at Miami.
Vision Airlines (North Las Vegas) has added Aviation Partners Blended Winglets to its first Boeing 737-800. Ex-Sterling 737-8Q8 N781VA (msn 28214, ex OY-SEB) was leased on March 25, 2009. It is now based at Miami for the Cuban charter program.