Air Gemini, also known as Air Gemini Cargo, was an airline based in Luanda, Angola, operating chartered passenger and cargo flights into Quatro de Fevereiro Airport on behalf of the local mining industry, as well as services for humanitarian aid missions.[1]

Air Gemini
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IATA ICAO Callsign
GLL TWINS
Founded1999
Ceased operations2010
HubsQuatro de Fevereiro Airport
Fleet size6 (in 2011)
Parent companyAir Gemini Limitada
HeadquartersLuanda, Angola

HistoryEdit

Air Gemini was founded in 1999. Originally, it was a cargo airline, but in 2002, the airline started passenger services.[1] Due to safety concerns regarding the whole Angolan airline industry, Air Gemini was on the list of air carriers banned in the European Union. In 2010 it entered financial difficulties and reduced operations.[2]

The airline stopped flying in 2010.

FleetEdit

In 2011, the Air Gemini fleet included the following aircraft:[1]

AccidentsEdit

On 5 January 2001, an Air Gemini Boeing 727 cargo aircraft (registered S9-BAI) ran off the runway upon landing at Dundo Airport following a flight from Luanda, killing one ground worker. The accident occurred because the airplane had touched the ground short of the runway threshold, resulting in a collapsed landing gear and a subsequent skid-off.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Flight International, Directory: World Airlines, p.57, 27 March 2007
  2. ^ "ATDB.aero aerotransport.org AeroTransport Data Bank". aerotransport.org. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  3. ^ Ranter, Harro. "ASN Aircraft accident Boeing 727-46F S9-BAI Dundo Airport (DUE)". aviation-safety.net. Retrieved 2017-08-16.

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