Camair-co Re-Launches Bamenda Air Route

The City of Bamenda, Cameroon’s third metropolis is now officially linked to the rest of the country by air through Camair-Co. Transport Minister Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o officially launched the route this afternoon at a ceremony that held at the Bamenda-Bafut Airport. He called on Northwest elites and businessmen to make use of the three flights a week to reconnect with Yaounde, Douala and the north of the country.

Water salute by the Airport fire team to the plane carrying the minster of transport

Camairco officials wait for the minister at the foot of the plane

Minister of Transport  Edagar Alain Mebe Ngo'o descending from the MA60 Mantung

Passengers alighting from the flight from Douala

Minister of Transport and Northwest governor in chat as they walk to the ceremonial ground

Cross section of invited guests including SDF chairman

The flights will be operated by two recently acquired MA60 aircrafts from China, baptized the Mantung and Lagone with a capacity of 45 seats each. Tickets for a round trip will sell as from 32840 FCFA for economy class. Bamenda after the launch, Bamenda becomes the 7th domestic destination for Camair-Co after Douala, Yaounde, Garoua, Maroua, Ngaoundere and Bafoussam.

After Bamenda, the next domestic route to be launched will be Bertoua in the East region. Edgar Alain Mebe Ngo’o said the national flyer is working towards national unity and integration by linking as many regions of the country by air as possible.

Camair-Co is resuming commercial flights to Bamenda 30 years after the last commercial flight to Bamenda by the defunct Cameroon Airlines in 1998, barely three years after the inauguration of the airport.

The re-launching of flights to Bamenda was made possible by the combined efforts of the Cameroon Airports Authority (ADC), the CCAA, Camair-Co and the ministry of Transport.

The plane carrying the minster about to take off as a military plane taxi out of the runway

By Abongwa Fozo, Pedmia Shatu and Eben Franka.

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