African flag carrier Air Djibouti has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 as it prepares to launch commercial operations. Djibouti, a tiny nation in northeast Africa, has major ambitions to become the region’s logistics hub and is pouring $15 billion into two new airports, a seaport and railways. It last had a national airline—also named Air Djibouti—in 2002. The Boeing 737-400 was provided by UK-based MRO operator and pilot training company Cardiff Aviation, which has ...

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