Congo: Aircraft Of The National Airline Grounded For Debt

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The planes of Equatorial Congo Airlines (Equatorial Congo Airlines) are not allowed to take off since October 10 by the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA), which is claiming unpaid, according to a letter from that agency regulation of which AFP obtained a copy.

“Because of the debt, the Directorate General of ASECNA just instruct the suspension of the provision of air navigation services in all of Equatorial Congo Airlines flights ASECNA on all platforms as of October 10, 2016” says the letter addressed by ASECNA to the Congolese civil Aviation Agency (Anac) which acknowledged receipt on 17 October.

The letter gives no indication of the amount of the debt claimed.

Management of Public Relations of Equatorial Congo Airlines could not be reached by AFP. Contacted by AFP, the Congolese authorities did not react immediately to this information.

A source close to the management said on condition of anonymity that? S starting Thursday that the company began to implement “effectively” the decision of ASECNA.

Friday at Maya-Maya airport in Brazzaville flights Equatorial Congo Airlines was scheduled to the chagrin of customers who have discovered a note on its offices that read: “for operational reasons, the company informs you that Equatorial Congo Airlines all our domestic, regional and international flights are suspended. “

Created by decision of the Congolese government in 2011, Equatorial Congo Airlines serves the two main Congolese cities: Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire, then Ollombo (north). From Brazzaville it also connects African cities such Libreville, Douala, Bamako, Dakar and other more distant, including Paris, Dubai and Beirut.

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