Who We Are

Via Air is a fully integrated aviation group, with a head office in Dubai, UAE, an AOC/operator in Central Africa and operational offices accross Africa and Europe. We specialize in offering swift, reliable and competitive airlifting solutions in difficult environments (unpaved runways, hard-to-reach and conflict areas) for international organizations, NGOs, businesses working in ressource extraction, logistics, conservation and tourism. We are mostly active in the African region, with past and ongoing projects in CIS countries and the Middle East.

Our History

Our history started in the Central African region, over 15 years ago, where we have become a reference aviation player for international organizations, leading humanitarian agencies and multinationals. In times marked by conflicts and humanitarian crisis, we have been assisting a variety of institutional and private actors to complete some the most critical missions, in the most remote environments. We operate our own fleet directly, as well as a limited number of aircraft managed by a restricted number of trusted and audited providers. We have our own technical teams, maintenance facilities and spare-parts stocks. This enables us to support our clients swiftly through all contexts. Our projects and offers are always tailored made and often include the provision of specialized services ranging from runway contruction to setting up full supply chains.

Meet The Team

Cpt Jonathan Smook Safety Manager[email protected]
Cynthia Ketta Clients Representative CAR[email protected]
David Lamoureux CEO & Group Managing Partner[email protected]
Fred Yapou Chief Flight Assistant CAR
Hrayr Tchanchanian Runway Repairs Manager
Rami Sleem Quality Manager[email protected]
Varanth Boyadjian Finance Manager[email protected]
Vatche Panossian Engineering Manager[email protected]

Our Values

To invest in long-term capacity building projects, in the countries where we operate, has been at the core of our vision and strategy. Since our beginnings, we have sought to train national staff and develop local infrastructure, as a mean to strengthen our network, rather than operate remotely or under the cover of our clients’ operations.

In the Central African Republic notably, where we started with a single piston-engine aircraft, our investments enabled us to become the only domestic airline involved in peacekeping and humanitarian operations alongside international players.

Our Offices
Dubai, UAE

Ideally located at the crossroad of three continents, our headquarter is situated in the brand new business park of Dubai World Central “Al Maktoum” International Airport (IATA: DWC, ICAO: OMDW). This easy-to-reach officer enables us to welcome clients and partners in an ideal hub.

Our Offices
Bangui, CAR

With a presence dating back 15 years in CAR, Via Air has become the leading airline in the country. We offer our full range of services, from regular internal flights up to humanitarian airbridges.

Our Offices
Juba, South Sudan

Our second office in Africa, our Juba office enables us to consolidate our strategic capacities in the region. Our clients benefit from the fact that our fleet based in neighbouring countries can easily be dispatched in case of emergencies, replacement or spare parts need. We offer the full range of our services, from regular internal flights up to humanitarian airbridges.

Our offices
Entebbe, Uganda

Strategically located, our Entebbe office enables us to maintain, repair and dispatch spare parts (propelers, engines and other essential parts) to support the functioning of our fleet and African operations, in association with a leading regional AMO.

Our Offices
Katowice, Poland

Ideally situated at the heart of the Central-Eastern European region, in one of the region’s most dynamic international airport, Katowice is both our dedicated dispatch center in Europe and a key spare parts stock and maintenance base for our Eastern-European aircraft.

Our Offices
Beirut, Lebanon

The latest addition to our group, our Beirut office is currently where our back-office team operate from, offering them an easy access to Europe, Africa and the Middle East for their audits and controls.