Djibouti Dubai Express Holding Company Ltd, trading as DAALLO Airlines, the national carrier of Djibouti, has purchased a BAe 146-200 from UK-based aircraft management company Falko.
The aircraft, bearing manufacturer’s serial number E2074, has just been delivered and will be used on regional airline services linking the Republic of Djibouti to neighbouring countries in the Horn of Africa and across the Gulf of Aden in the Arabian Peninsula.
DAALLO Airlines has an air transport history of more than 20 years, with its operations based at Djibouti Ambouli International Airport and having its executive offices at the Dubai Airport Free Zone. The airline is the flagship company of the DAALLO Group.
For many years operations have been carried out using wet-leased aircraft, most recently including an Airbus A320. Services are currently flown to Mogadishu and Hargeisa in Somalia, as well as to Dubai and to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The airline’s major strength is its strong knowledge of the region’s needs and continued investment in its resources.
In addition to scheduled airline services DAALLO Airlines also operates flights for Haj and Umrah pilgrimages and has participated in aerial relief and medical supply efforts in Eastern and Central Africa.
Mr Mohammed Yassin. Chief Executive Officer of DAALLO Airlines stated;
“We are very pleased to become the latest operator of the BAe 146 which is an aircraft ideally suited to the demands of African air travel. We intend to replace our wet-leased aircraft with the BAe 146 which, with its capacity of 93 seats, is ideally sized for our network requirements.”