Air Annobón has suspended operations

— Erick Tyson von Mueller
BAe 146
The Air Annobón owned British Aerospace BAe 146.
This is British Aerospace BAe 146 owned by Air Annobón in company livery, in 2014. I give the jet 5/5. Image: Eric Johnston

The British Aerospace (BAe) 146 is a quiet turbofan jet capable of short takeoffs and is among the largest allowed to land at London City Airport. The City Airport has strict noise control and a shorter runway, proving the capability of this short-haul regional airliner. The BAe 146 and its improved types are the greatest success of British civil jet aviation.

Air Annobón is a low-cost carrier airline headquartered in San Antonio de Palé. They have a single British Aerospace 146-300.

In September 2016, they suspended operations while hoping to find a new joint-venture partner in order to expand their routes.

While the airline is a low-cost carrier I do hope that they nevertheless used the opportunity to showcase locally-sourced cocoa in their desserts for higher class passengers.

The airline is owned by Cándido Nsue Okomo, director of state oil company GEPetrol. He is the brother-in-law of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

We hope that Air Annobón will return to the skies soon with direct flights between San Antonio de Palé and Malabo (although, originally, Air Annobón flew between Malabo and Bata on mainland Africa). Good luck!