With less than four years after inaugurating its operations, Chad’s national airline Tchadia Airlines launched as a joint venture with Ethiopian Airlines is no more.
This is after the company’s shareholders decided to throw in the towel at a general meeting in July 2022, announcing that on August 4 its dissolution and its liquidation.
Following the successive losses of 2019, 2020 and 2021 financial years, equity “became less than half of the share capital” according to the GA, which noted “ the absence of prospects for recovery of activities”.
Like other African carriers such as Air Namibia, Comair and Kulula, Tchadia Airlines will therefore not have survived the Covid-19 pandemic.
The airline operated a fleet of two 67-seat De Havilland Canada Dash-8s (including seven in Business class), which allowed it to serve Bangui, Douala, Kano, Khartoum and Niamey, as well as five other Chadian airports.
Since the beginning of the week, Ndjamena airport of the capital of Chad has only received a handful of flights, operated by Ethiopian Airlines precisely, ASKY Airlines or EgyptAir but also Air France and Turkish Airlines.