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Old 23rd Oct 2003, 23:48
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Hello,

Just read about this new Nigerian-owned airline that is based in Freetown (Sierra Leonne) and will start flying next week with an Airbus A330-300 from New York (JFK) to Lagos thrice weekly, stopping once weekly in Banjul (Gambia) and twice weekly in Freetown (Sierra Leonne).

Source: Nigeria Guarian News:
http://www.guardiannewsngr.com/news/article15

Inaugural party in New York:
http://www.africanevents.com/TransAtlanticAirlines.htm

Inaugural flight is October 30! Flights already in CRS.

Any person knows where the A330 was sourced from? Apparently the flights are operated by them (as opposed to Rite Time which already offers flights between the US and Nigeria but contracts World Airways to operate them).

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Old 24th Oct 2003, 04:52
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Err the party in New York was in April 2003...? Isn't that a bit of a long time before the first flight 30 Oct???

Found this on the ARC Website:

Arlington, VA, October 6, 2003 - Trans Atlantic Airlines, 448/KC, will join ARC as a participating carrier, effective with sales of October 13, 2003, giving ARC's more than 26,000 travel agency and corporate travel department locations the ability to settle Trans Atlantic Airlines transactions through ARC's trusted reporting system.

Based in Sierra Leone, Trans Atlantic Airlines will launch its maiden flight on October 30, 2003. Trans Atlantic Airlines will operate service between New York (JFK) and Freetown, Sierra Leone and Banjul, The Gambia, with continuing flights to Lagos, Nigeria.

Trans Atlantic Airlines joins ARC under the ARC Associate Carrier Program, a cost-effective settlement solution for small to mid-sized carriers distributing inventory in the U.S. market. With ARC settlement, carriers benefit from direct, weekly settlement of U.S. sales, rather than waiting for interline payments. The ARC Associate Carrier Program is designed for carriers settling fewer than 1,000 transactions per month through ARC.

Trans Atlantic Airlines has elected the General Concurrence method of agent appointment whereby all ARC agents are automatically appointed as agents of Trans Atlantic Airlines unless specifically advised to the contrary by the carrier. At this time, Trans Atlantic Airlines accepts cash as the only form of payment.

For inquiries, reservations, or sales information, contact the following:


Trans Atlantic Airlines
132 Nassau Street, Ste. 411
New York, NY 10038
212-233-9200

The interesting thing is that afrinat international airlines, which I believe had been offering flights on the routes out of the USA to Banjul, Freetown, Lagos etc and using a European Aviation B747 (?) has just been kicked out of ARC. Are the two events linked perhaps?

From ARC Webiste:

ARC SUSPENDS AGREEMENT WITH AFRINAT INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES

Arlington, VA, August 5, 2003 - ARC is suspending its Agreement with Afrinat International Airlines, 836/Q9, following completion of processing of sales period ending (PED) 08/03/03 (suspended effective PED 08/10/03). Q9 validated transactions submitted with agents' August 10, 2003 PED sales reports will be returned to the agents unprocessed and should be sent directly to the attention of Afrinat International Airlines at the following address:


Afrinat International Airlines
8114B Vanilla Oak Trail
Orlando, FL 32818

Yet Opodo are still showing flights on Afrinat ex FNA??

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Old 18th Nov 2003, 01:22
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Does anyone know if this airline has begun operations??

Any other information about SLOK Air or Capital Airlines
is also appreciated.
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Old 20th Nov 2003, 10:30
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Hey, nothing yet on these guys .CAPITAL aircraft have arrived Lagos but i guess they are still thinking of where to operate into.As for SLOK they are still searching all the American deserts for aircraft last information SAN ANTONIO TEXAS We wish the lord OGBUEFIS happy search we are still waiting they are very close to a discovery now so say NCAA The beat goes on.
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Old 20th Nov 2003, 10:49
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Dejidip,

Thanks for the information. Do you mind me asking if you work in Nigeria and for which operator?

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Old 21st Nov 2003, 03:01
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Yeah Rani i work in Nigeria for DANAIR. any problems?
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Old 30th Nov 2004, 10:35
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Bull S.....

Say it loud and clear after a couple of months in Wings you are now left seat with Capital.....we are all watchtowers....no blood transfusion....just die...
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Old 30th Nov 2004, 10:51
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xapatan...... and you resurrected this dormant thread for what reason???
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