Fly Angola explains, in a statement sent to VerAngola, that as a response to an "expression of interest on the part" of the RCA government, "in a context of scarcity of regular regional flights" in that country, they developed "a business plan that culminated in the creation of an air carrier".
"Responding to an expression of interest on the part of the government of the Central African Republic, in a context of shortage of regular regional flights in that sister country, Fly Angola developed a business plan that culminated in the creation of an air carrier provisionally called Fly Centrafrique , which will connect Bangui to the cities of Douala, in Cameroon, Brazzaville, in Congo, N'djamena, in Chad, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and will reduce travel times and fares", reads the note.
As an example, adds the statement, the direct service will reduce the travel time from Bangui to Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), which will increase from 11 hours to 90 minutes.
Thus, following the ongoing work to start the operation, a delegation from Fly Angola held, this Tuesday (March 28), meetings with the RCA authorities, "having been received in audience" by the President of the Republic Faustin Archange Touadéra, "who was presented with the business plan and operational strategy in that market".
"During the contacts made in the city of Bangui, the Fly Angola team also had meetings with operators in the aeronautical sector, to whom it presented the competitive advantages of the services to be provided", the statement also says.
The director general of Fly Angola, Belarnicio Muangala, considered that the creation of Fly Centrafrique "marks the beginning of a plan to explore new air markets in Africa that have a great potential for increasing the demand for services and that we intend to always serve with safety and quality".
It should be noted that RCA does not currently have "a regular local air carrier", being dependent on foreign airlines. "With the aim of responding to this business opportunity and at the request of the RCA government, Fly Angola developed a business plan materialized in the creation of an air carrier with headquarters and that operates from Bangui. This business plan foresees the creation of an airline in RCA capable of exploiting the significant drop in market capacity that occurred during the civil unrest of 2014, and which led to the withdrawal of many airlines from the RCA market," the statement reads.
Remember that Fly Angola was created in August 2018, is headquartered in Luanda and operates domestic flights within the country.