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Cross River State Govt-DANA Group Owned Airline Cally Air Takes Delivery Of Its First Aircraft

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Cross River State Government-DANA Group owned airline Cally Air takes delivery if its first aircraft, the Boeing 737-300. 

Startup airline Cally Air was initially founded five years ago in 2016.

It was meant to commence operations in November 2018 with a De Havilland Dash-8.

Another former airBaltic Boeing 737-300 will soon join the Cally Air fleet.





Cross River State Govt-DANA Group Owned Airline Cally Air Takes Delivery Of Its First Aircraft - autojosh

Cross River State Govt-DANA Group Owned Airline Cally Air Takes Delivery Of Its First Aircraft - autojosh

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Nigerian startup airline Cally Air has taken delivery of its first aircraft, a Boeing 737-300, three years after its planned date to commence operations.

The aircraft arrived in Lagos on Tuesday, April 6th and was greeted by a water cannon salute by its new operator. Now registered as 5N-BYR, the 22-year-old jet was formerly flying for airBaltic. The plane is configured with an all-economy 144 seat cabin.

Cross River State Govt-DANA Group owned airline Cally Air takes delivery of its first aircraft

Cross River State Govt-DANA Group Owned Airline Cally Air Takes Delivery Of Its First Aircraft - autojosh

Cally Air is a joint venture between the Cross River State Government and DANA Group, in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). It was initially founded five years ago in 2016. It was meant to commence operations in November 2018 with a De Havilland Dash-8.





Cally Air will base the aircraft out of its home in Calabar, the capital of Nigeria’s Cross River State. The state’s government supported the airline as part of a tourism investment strategy.

According to Simple Flying, another former airBaltic Boeing 737-300 will soon join the Cally Air fleet. Re-registered as 5N-BYQ, the 21-year-old jet is currently stored at Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava in Czechia, waiting to be ferried south.





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