Air Ivoire declared itself bankrupt and ceased operations, closing another chapter in the turbulent history of commercial air transport in West Africa.
The airline had expanded rapidly from its base in the West African city of Abidjan operating regular scheduled services to 10 Francophone regional cities and two intercontinental services to Paris and Marseilles.
Air Ivoire Flights to West Africa
Until its sudden collapse in 2011, Air Ivoire was an apparently successful feature of the West African air travel market despite the problems of being based in one of the least stable countries in the region. As well as connecting Abidjan with Accra, Bamako, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Libreville, Lome, Monrovia, Niamey and Ouagadougou, Air Ivoire was important in keeping open the strong economic links with France through its services to Paris and Marseilles.
Air Ivoire - Flights to Cote d’Ivoire
Once upon a time the Cote D’Ivoire was a strong and stable country, but since the troubles of 1999 and 2002 this is no longer the case. From better times there is a good infrastructure of well-made roads and Abidjan airport is better than most in the region.
At the end of 2006 the airline operated 3 x Fokker F28 aircraft 1 x Airbus 319 and 1 x Airbus 321.