Africa One

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Africa One
IATA ICAO Callsign
- CFR -
Founded 29 April 2002
Company slogan The Continent's Airline
Parent company Avient Aviation
Headquarters Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Key people Frederick Obbo (CEO)

Africa One was a privately owned pan-African airline. It was initially based in Entebbe, Uganda, with aircraft wet leased from Africa One Holdings, registered in Ireland. Africa One Congo was a subsidiary based in Kinshasa. It is not clear if the same airline or another of the same name was the operator of the An-26 that crashed with high fatality numbers in the DRC in 2007, but most likely it was operated by the company's Congolese subsidiary, because soon after the incident its operations shut down. Africa One operated in years 2002-2004 and Africa One Congo operated in years 2002-2007.[1]

The airline is on the List of air carriers banned in the European Union.



Africa One initially was announced 29 April 2002 using DC-9s to serve Entebbe, Lagos, Freetown, Sierra Leone, and Banjul Gambia with bi-weekly service from those cities to London Gatwick[citation needed] and Dubai by DC-10.


Africa One used A320, DC-10 and DC-9 on their operations, Africa One Congo used An-26 and An-32 equipment operating mainly cargo flights.[2]

Accidents and incidents

Further reading

  • Airline launch 2004-07-08
  • archived Boeing announcement 2002-05-06
  • archived 50 top companies (as of 2002-08-05)
  • BBC News re launch
  • press release on launch
  • 28/5 Nove africke aerolinie AfricaOne zahajily provoz lety do Gatwicku z Nigerie a Ugandy (in Czech)


  1. ^ World Airline Databank retrieved 2010-09-06
  2. ^ World Airline Databank retrieved 2010-09-06

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