SonAir

SonAir

Infobox Airline
airline = SonAir Airline Services, S.A.
SonAir Serviço Aéreo, S.A.R.L.

logo_size = 175
fleet_size = 29
destinations = 9
IATA = -
ICAO = SOR
callsign = SONAIR
parent = Sonangol Group
company_slogan =
founded = 1998
headquarters = Luanda, Angola
key_people = Antonio dos Santos Domingos (President)
hubs = Quatro de Fevereiro Airport
secondary_hubs =
focus_cities =
frequent_flyer =
lounge =
alliance =
website = http://www.sonairsarl.com/

Sonair is a subsidiary of Sonangol Group, which is the National Petroleum Company of Angola.

The company is the first to provide direct transportation of passengers and cargo between Angola and the United States. The airline provides three times weekly service from Houston to Luanda on a specially equipped MD-11, operated in a wet lease arrangement with Global Aero Logistic's certificated World Airways, with 12 super first class seats, 78 Business class seats, and 23 super coach seats.

Destinations

SonAir operates scheduled flights to the following destinations (as of January 2006):

*Angola
**Benguela (Benguela Airport)
**Cabinda (Cabinda Airport)
**Catumbela (Catumbela Airport)
**Huambo (Nova Lisboa Airport)
**Luanda (Quatro de Fevereiro Airport) Hub
**Lubango (Lubango Airport)
**Ondjiva (Ondjiva Pereira Airport)
**Soyo (Soyo Airport)

*United States
**Houston (George Bush Intercontinental Airport) (flights operated by World Airways)

Fleet

As of December 2007 the Sonair fleet includes:

*1 Airbus A319 (registration VP-BEY) [ [http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1226436/L/ First A319CJ for Sonair] ]
*6 Raytheon Beech 1900D
*2 Beechcraft King Air B350
*1 Boeing 727-100F (registration D2-ESU)
*3 Boeing 727-229C (registration D2-EVD, D2-EVG, D2-FSA)
*9 De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300
*3 Falcon 900Ex (registration D2-BEE, D2-BEF, D2-BEG)
*1 Fokker F27 Mk500
*2 Fokker 50 (registration D2-ESR, D2-ESW)
*1 McDonnell Douglas MD-11 (operated by World Airways, registration N278WA)

On order: 1 Boeing 737-700W (registration D2-EVW) [http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1230955/L/] , Boeing 737-700QC (registration D2-EVZ) [http://www.airliners.net/photo/SonAir/Boeing-737-7HB(QC)/1338054/L/] , 2 Airbus A319CJ, 1 Airbus A340-500

Offshore helicopters:
*7 Eurocopter Dauphin AS 365N3
*4 Eurocopter Super Puma
*6 Sikorsky S-76C+

On order: 4 Eurocopter Super Puma 225

External links

* [http://www.sonairsarl.com/ SonAir]
* [http://www.ch-aviation.ch/aircraft.php?search=set&airline=SON&al_op=1 SonAir Fleet]

References

* [http://www.aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank]


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