Ceiba Intercontinental and Iberia will operate a total of 15 flights per week.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea
Nov. 30, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The governments of
recently signed an agreement to increase the number of passenger flights on the
route operated by
's national airline,
, to eight flights per week. Ceiba currently operates three flights per week.
Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo
, Minister of Foreign Affairs of
, signed the agreement on
Wednesday, November 28
Ceiba Intercontinental made its historic first intercontinental flight on
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
. Ceiba is currently servicing the route with a newly acquired Boeing 777 aircraft.
's airline, Iberia, recently announced it will increase the
route from three to seven flights per week.
Lufthansa and Air France offer service between
is also served by royal Air Maroc and Ethiopian Airlines. Ceiba offers service from
and Bata to several destinations in Africa.
This agreement reflects the growth of the economy and the increased business activity in
, which is centered largely around petroleum and natural gas production. The government of
has launched a development plan with the goal of creating a sustainable and more diversified economy by 2020.
About Equatorial Guinea
Republic of Equatorial Guinea
Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial
) is the only Spanish-speaking country in
, and one of the smallest nations on the continent. In the late-1990s, American companies helped discover the country's oil and natural gas resources, which only within the last five years began contributing to the global energy supply.
Equatorial Guinea is now working to serve as a pillar of stability and security in its region of West Central Africa.
The country hosted the 2011 Summit of the African Union. For more information, visit
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