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Liberia: Air Cote d'Ivoire Resumes Flight Service to Liberia

Monrovia — The Management of Ivory Coast base Airline Company Air Cote d'lvoire over the weekend announced the resumption of it airline flight to approximately 19 countries in Africa in a major press conference held last Friday January 10 in the Ivorian capital Abidjan.

The company Chief Executive Officer CEO) Rene Decurey said his company was established on May 15 2012 and was created through the help of current Ivory Coast President Al Hassan Watala in order to bring back the country in line with airline standard after the civil unrest.

CEO Decurey acknowledged that the Ivorian leader made it clear to the people of his country that the development of the country definitely need a reliable airline that would be able to take passengers in and out if Ivory Coast and he asked the President of the company Board Abdoulaye Coulibaly to work along with him CEO Decurey to put the airline together which they did and the airline is now taking passengers into several countries in Africa.

Other officials of the company include Patrick Kone Director General, Jean Pierre Chonavel Director for finance and Human Resources and Laurent Loukou Director General for Commerce and Marketing. Ivory Coast is a 65 percent sheer holder in Air Cote D'Ivoire, 15 percent of Ivorian private company Golden Rod Investment and 20 percent for Air France.

The CEO clarified that they started the company with a capital USD 5,000,000 and it has now increased to USD 50,000,000 and he is convinced that before the second half of 2014 their capital will be in USD130,000,000. The company begins its operation with four planes, but the CEO promised to increase the number flight before the end of 2014.

When he was questioned why his company sees it necessary to fly to Liberia he answered that Liberia is a neighboring country with Ivory Coast and currently there is total peace in the country and he hopes that his airline will fly in and out of Monrovia four times weekly.

Air Cote D'Ivoire is the air carrier whose vocation is to transport and assist people and goods according to international standard so as to facilitate the mobility of population on the national level as well as on the continental level, and by doing so contributing to economic and social development of the Cote D'Ivoire, Africa and to its international standing.

The Air Cote D'Ivoire fleet is composed of two Airbus A-319S (equip with 12 seats in business and 96 seats in economy) and 1"Embraer 170 (equip with eight seats I business ad 60 seats in economy).

These airplanes are destined for the regional network and company plans is to increase its fleet with seven more airlines over the next five years. In 2013, the company foresees the acquisition of two Bombardiers Q400s for the domestic network and one additional Airbus A-319.

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