Since Monday 12 December 2016, all the airplanes of the company are nailed to the ground. Including the one rented for the Women AFCON 2016.
Since December 12, 2016, the national airline company Cameroon Airlines Coorporation (Camair-Co) has ceased operations because of the grounding of all its aircraft. “Among these, the two Chinese aircraft MA 60, the two Boeing 737-300 ERs (one of which is still stationed in South Africa), the Boeing 767-200 ER (Le Dja), even the one rented for the Women AFCON 2016 “, reveals l’Économie newspaper of December 16, 2016. This cessation of activity intervenes only 3 months after the General Direction received a subsidy of 7.5 billion FCFA.
According to sources inside the airline, “all these planes are now nailed to the ground for reasons of breakdowns exacerbated by the requirement of the providers who now demand to be paid before service“. For the newspaper, it is an embarrassing situation that forces the passengers to go to the Camair-Co Commercial Department in order to be reimbursed. “I want my money!” Since last Monday, Camair-Co has never stopped canceling flights. What really hurt me. I can not catch up with the delay I have accumulated “says julienne T., a shopkeeper.
“I have four nephews who had to travel since last December 14th for Chad. But they were not able to do so because the company would have rescheduled the flight on Thursday 15 December 2016. Finally, I am obliged to make them travel next Sunday by the Equatorial Guinean airline Ceiba, “confides Aladji Moussa, economic operator . Like him, the penalized passengers are numerous. And the commercial management confirms these cancellations of flights. “Our planes are down and the flights are canceled today, December 15, 2016. That’s all I can tell you,” sneaks an employee from the sales department.