The rainy season, terrain, and financial hardships have made the construction of highways and railroads nearly impossible in many parts of Africa. This lack of modern infrastructure has been overcome in some part by the development of air transportation. Hundreds of carriers--both small and large, government owned and private--have connected all parts of the continent. Together, they have had a tremendous impact on the African economy and the people. Country-by-country, this comprehensive reference work provides brief histories of over 700 airlines in 54 African nations. Each entry has the years of operation of the carrier, along with information on its origin, growth, and route structure. Aircraft usage, including registration numbers and nicknames, is covered in many cases. Any crashes involving aircraft in the carriers fleet are also noted. An appendix gives the location of all major African airports.
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Ben R. Guttery is an airport planner with the Federal Aviation Administration, working extensively in Africa. He now lives in Fort Worth, Texas.Review:
"a solid reference work...a very important publication-the first (in English) that offers comprehensive-and readable-coverage of a huge region and its airlines over the past 70 years" -- Airways
"comprehensive...recommended for libraries supporting international business, with interests in African collections and aviation collections" -- ARBA
"provides a comprehensive and well-organized reference...a useful and carefully detailed volume" -- AB Bookman's Weekly
"the most important volume ever compiled about the history of indigenous African airlines. Nothing else in or out of print approaches the comprehensiveness of Guttery's effort. Recommended for all" -- Choice
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