Focus GABON 18/05/2020

Antoine Hayem, the charterer who keeps the Bongo family flying despite the lockdown

Despite borders being closed as part of the measures taken to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gabonese presidency is making greater use than ever of its favourite private aviation service provider, Frenchman Antoine Hayem. Publicity-shy but highly active, he began working for Russian oligarchs and now spends his time meeting the demands of African presidencies and rock groups. [...] (1210 words)
Antoine Hayem's self-portrait from his personal site www.fullflaps.com, the only photo we could find of the discreet favourite pilot of the Bongo family.
Antoine Hayem's self-portrait from his personal site www.fullflaps.com, the only photo we could find of the discreet favourite pilot of the Bongo family. ©Antoine Hayem/www.fullflaps.com
Despite borders being closed as part of the measures taken to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gabonese presidency is making greater use than ever of its favourite private aviation service provider, Frenchman Antoine Hayem. Publicity-shy but highly active, he began working for Russian oligarchs and now spends his time meeting the demands of African presidencies and rock groups. [...] (1210 words)
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