Cameroon Airlines Corporation, Camair-co, on Tuesday July 4, completed its maiden test flight to Bamenda, chief town of Cameroon’s North West region.
The MA60 Mantung, landed at the Bafut airport, a 15 minutes’ drive from Bamenda. The crew reportedly exhausted just 45 minutes from the Douala airport to Bamenda.
According to online reports, Camair-co’s management has revealed the national air carrier will begin a round trip of FCFA 32, 000 from July 20. According to officials, Camai-Co will fly to Bamenda three times a week to include Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Going by the Cameroon lone airliner’s General Manager, Ernest Dikoum, the Bamenda destination is part of the company’s restructuring program aimed at giving more value to domestic flights and at cheaper rates.
Dikoum said the new rates in domestic fights, is part of the company’s recovery plan adopted last year under the management of US firm, Boeing Consulting, geared towards attracting many clients and covering the national territory.
The National Air Transport Company has been redeploying its activities with the opening of new domestic destinations and the launch of a new tariff policy since June 1, 2017.
The Bamenda airport which has suffered neglect for a long time has now been given a facelift due to the launch of Camair-Co’s flights, reports say.