Air Mali (2005)

Air Mali, formerly Compagnie Aérienne du Mali (abbreviated as CAM), was an airline based in Mali that was formed by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) through its subsidiary IPS, West Africa and the government of Mali in April 2005.

Air Mali
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IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedApril 2005 (as CAM)
May 2009 (as Air Mali)
Commenced operations7 June 2005 (as CAM)
15 May 2009 (as Air Mali)
Ceased operationsDecember 2012
HubsSenou International Airport
Fleet size3
Destinations0 (suspended)
HeadquartersBamako, Mali

Due to the Northern Mali conflict, the airline's operations have been suspended since December 2012.


An Air Mali MD-83 at Madrid Barajas Airport in 2010.

CAM made its inaugural flight on 7 June 2005 from Bamako to Mopti and then to Gao, and back, with a Dash 8. The initial aim was to focus on Mali's internal network.

The company rebranded itself as Air Mali on 15 May 2009.[1]

In July 2012, following the civil war within Mali, the airline was forced to ground their McDonnell Douglas MD-83 and McDonnell Douglas MD-87 aircraft, and decided to cease all operations on December 27, 2012.[2] All employees were released from their duties with immediate effect, but were informed that the airline management would reassess the situation in September 2013. As of 2015, the airline was still incorporated, but not active; and no signs of a resumption in flying were to be seen.[3]

Corporate affairsEdit


Shareholdings (as at August 2013)[4] were:

Shareholder Interest
Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development 94%
Government of Mali 2%
The Agora Company, Mali (la Société Agora Mali) 2%
Other shareholders 2%
Total 100%

Business trendsEdit

Financial and other business figures for Air Mali are not available, as the company is privately owned.

Head officeEdit

Air Mali was/is headquartered in the Immeuble Tomota in Bamako, Mali,[5]



At the time of grounding on December 27, 2012, Air Mali fleet consisted of the following aircraft:

Air Mali fleet
Aircraft In fleet Notes
McDonnell Douglas MD-83 1 Grounded since July 2012
McDonnell Douglas MD-87 1 Grounded since July 2012
Bombardier CRJ200 1 Stored since December 2012
Total 3

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Paul Argyle. "New name for Airline from Mali.. Air Mali - News -". Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Nichts geht mehr bei Air Mali". aeroTELEGRAPH. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Letzte Chance für Air Mali". aeroTELEGRAPH. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Air Mali – Who we are (in French)". Archived from the original on 2013-12-04. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  5. ^ "Contact-us." Air Mali. Retrieved on 19 October 2009. "Bamako Responsable SIDIBE Hamadou Adresse Immeuble TOMOTA – Avenue Cheick Zayed – Bamako MALI"

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