Canafrica

canafrica-md-83-ec-eco

Operated from May 1986 to Jun 1988

Country of Origin – Spain

Founder/Director – Cristobal Valladolid

This short lived, Madrid based airline began life as a cargo outfit whose initial remit was the transportation of goods to the Canary Islands and Northern Africa with its small fleet of DC-8 aircraft. However, these intended freight operations did not go to plan and before long, Canafrica had found plenty of work flying passenger charters for Spanish football supporters, British sun seeking tourists and hadjis to Mecca. It was for one summer season only that this airline would operate to and from SEN with two leased MD-83s that were chartered by Burstin Travel to take British holiday makers to the Iberian sun. Flights would operate between March and September 1987 after which Canafrica would be seen at the airport no more.

 

Canafrica fleet in 1987

McDonnell Douglas MD-83

EC-ECN*– 4/87 to 5/88

Leased from GPA Group

EC-ECO*– 4/87 to 6/88

Leased from GPA Group

 

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