Equatorial Guinea And Spain Agree To Increase Air Traffic Between Madrid And Malabo

 Equatorial Guinea And Spain Agree To Increase Air Traffic Between Madrid And

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MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 30, 2012

Ceiba Intercontinental and Iberia will operate a total of 15 flights per week.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The
governments of Equatorial Guinea and Spain recently signed an agreement to
increase the number of passenger flights on the Malabo-Madrid route operated
by Equatorial Guinea's national airline, Ceiba Intercontinental, to eight
flights per week. Ceiba currently operates three flights per week.

Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Equatorial Guinea, and Jose
Manuel Garcia-Margallo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, signed the
agreement on Wednesday, November 28.

Ceiba Intercontinental made its historic first intercontinental flight on
October 4 from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to Madrid. Ceiba is currently
servicing the route with a newly acquired Boeing 777 aircraft. Spain's
airline, Iberia, recently announced it will increase the Malabo-Madrid route
from three to seven flights per week.

Lufthansa and Air France offer service between Malabo and Frankfurt and Paris,
respectively. Malabo is also served by royal Air Maroc and Ethiopian Airlines.
Ceiba offers service from Malabo and Bata to several destinations in Africa.

This agreement reflects the growth of the economy and the increased business
activity in Equatorial Guinea, which is centered largely around petroleum and
natural gas production. The government of Equatorial Guinea has launched a
development plan with the goal of creating a sustainable and more diversified
economy by 2020.

About Equatorial Guinea
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) is the only
Spanish-speaking country in Africa, 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 http://www.guineaecuatorialpress.com.

SOURCE Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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