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Yemenia
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IATA
IY
ICAO
IYE
Callsign
YEMENI
Founded 4 August 1961
Hubs
Focus cities Dubai International Airport
Frequent flyer program The Arabia Felix Club
Member lounge Departures Lounge
Fleet size 13 (+10 orders, 4 options)
Destinations 30
Parent company Government of Yemen (51%)
Government of Saudi Arabia (49%)
Headquarters Sana'a, Yemen
Key people Capt. Abdulkalek Saleh Al-Kadi (Chairman)
Website www.yemenia.com
Yemenia Airbus A310 in Frankfurt Airport

Yemenia - Yemen Airways (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية اليمنية‎) is the national airline of Yemen, based in Sana'a.[1][2] It operates scheduled domestic services as well as international services to more than 30 destinations in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Its main base is Sana'a International Airport (SAH), with a hub at Aden International Airport (ADE).

Yemenia is a member of the Arab Air Carriers Organization.

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History

The airline was established on 4 August 1961 as Yemen Airlines and started operations in 1962. It was reorganized and renamed Yemen Airways in 1972, following nationalisation. The Yemenia name was adopted on 1 July 1978, following the joint establishment early in 1977 of a new airline by the governments of the Yemen Arab Republic, now Republic of Yemen, and Saudi Arabia.

In 1994 the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen joined the Yemen Arab republic to form one state.[3] Yemenia merged with South Yemen's Yemen Airlines on 15 May 1996.[2][4] Following the PDRY airline's merger with Yemenia, many employees lost their posts either through retirement or dismissal.[3]

The airline is presently owned by the Government of Yemen (51%) and the government of Saudi Arabia (49%).[5]

In 2001 a fire burned the Yemenia headquarters in Sana'a.[6]

Destinations

In October 2009, Yemenia announced that it will suspend all its flights to Europe by 25 October. Paris was the first to end on 19 October. London and Rome ended on 24 October. Frankfurt was the last to end on 25 October. All services to Europe resumed in December.

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Codeshare agreements

Yemenia codeshare with the following airlines;

Fleet

Current

The Yemenia fleet consists of the following aircraft (at 16 November 2009):[7]

Yemenia Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Options Passengers
(First/Business/Economy)
Notes
Airbus A310-300 3 0 0 213 (18/0/195)
201 (12/0/189)
190 (12/21/157)
Airbus A320-200 0 10 0 150 (0/12/138) Entry into service: 2011[8][9]
Airbus A330-243 2 0 0 277 (18/0/259)
Airbus A350-800 0 10 4 TBA Entry into service: 2014
Boeing 727-200Adv 1 0 0 VIP configuration Operating for Government of Yemen
Boeing 737-800 4 0 0 154 (12/0/142)
156 (12/0/144)
Boeing 747SP 1 0 0 VIP configuration Operating for Government of Yemen
Bombardier Dash 8-102 2 0 0 - Yemenia Joint Venture division
Bombardier Dash 8-103 1 0 0 - Yemenia Joint Venture division
Yemenia Cargo Fleet
Ilyushin Il-76TD 2 0 0 Freight devision
Total 16 20 4 Last updated: 16 November 2009

At the 2009 Dubai Air Show, Yemenia placed an order for 10 Airbus A320-200 aircraft worth $700 million. Engine models are yet to be decided with entry into service due for 2011.[10]

Historic

Yemenia has also operated the following aircraft:[11]

Yemenia Historic Fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Airbus A310-200 2
Airbus A310-300 4 1 lost in Flight 626 crash (7O-ADJ)
Boeing 737-200 4

Incidents and accidents

  • On 30 June 2009, Yemenia Flight 626, an Airbus A310-300, registration 7O-ADJ [16], flying from SAH-HAH (Sana'a, Yemen to Moroni, Comoros) crashed with 154 aboard shortly before landing. Officials say it crashed somewhere in the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean. A teenage girl was recovered, alive and conscious, although suffering from extreme tiredness and hypothermia, cuts to her face and a fractured collar-bone.[12][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24]

References

  1. ^ "Yemenia." Arab Air Carriers Organization. Retrieved on 26 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b "North and South Yemen Airlines to Merge." Flight International. 10-16 April 1996. 10.
  3. ^ a b Ahmed Abdel-Karim Saif, The politics of survival and the structure of control in the unified Yemen 1990-97
  4. ^ "Yemenia background." Yemenia. Retrieved on 26 October 2009.
  5. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090630/ts_nm/us_yemen_crash
  6. ^ "Fire engulfs Yemenia airlines headquarters in Sana'a." Associated Press at The Independent. 12 June 2001. Retrieved on 20 May 2009.
  7. ^ Yemenia Fleet
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ Yemenia signs deal for 10 Airbus A320 aircraft
  11. ^ Yemenia historic fleet
  12. ^ a b c d http://aviation-safety.net/database/operator/airline.php?var=4562
  13. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20000626-0
  14. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20010122-0
  15. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20010801-0
  16. ^ [3]
  17. ^ [4]
  18. ^ 14-year-old survivor found after Yemenia IY626 crashes into Indian Ocean near Comoros
  19. ^ 153 dead as Yemenia 626 crashes into Indian Ocean near Comoros, archipelago nation off Mozambique
  20. ^ Yemeni plane 'crashes in ocean' from BBC Breaking News
  21. ^ Amir, Ahmed; Andrew Cawthorne, Jon Hemming (2009-06-29). "Yemeni plane crashes in Comoros, 150 on board" (in en-US). News (Reuters). http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE55T03R20090630. Retrieved 2009-06-30.  
  22. ^ http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20090630-0
  23. ^ "Yemenia Airbus A310 Crashes – The Sky Isn’t Falling". PopSci.com.au. 2009-07-01. http://www.popsci.com.au/military-aviation-amp-space/article/2009-06/yemenia-airbus-a310-crashes-%E2%80%93-sky-isn%E2%80%99t-falling. Retrieved 2009-07-01.  
  24. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31678931/ns/world_news-africa/

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