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The 2020 air gap does not undermine Air Senegal's ambitions.
The Senegalese airlines has already rebuilt almost all of its pre-crisis network. Additionally, Air Senegal has announced the resumption of its flights to Guinea Bissau. From May 17, the Senegalese national carrier will offer 4 flights per week(Monday, … read more
Sky Mali launched its operations on September 29, 2020. Currently, the private Malian company serves 3 domestic routes from Bamako. With its domestic network now consolidated, it is preparing for its international deployment as of April.
Sky Mali's first flights beyond the Malian borders should take place in a few days. In fac… read more
The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) outlined three priorities for African governments to ensure that the airline, travel and transport industry survives the Covid-19 crisis and is able to support economic recovery, growth and development throughout the continent.
The three priorities are:
In 2020, a handful of… read more
In 2020 a handful of African airlines secured US$ 2.04 billion in government aid. Most of this (US$ 2.02bn) was distributed through direct government loans, equity financing and cash injections. Despite this, 8 airlines in Africa filed for bankruptcy or entered business administration over the past 12 months.
Over US$ 30bn has been… read more
Air Senegal is positioning itself as a “linker” between the ECOWAS and CEMAC zones. In Central Africa, especially in Cameroon and Gabon, there is indeed a strong West African community.
Air Senegal continues to expand its African network. On Monday March 29, 2021, the Senegalese na… read more
Air Senegal should serve Benin, Cameroon and Gabon with regular flights from March 29. According to an article in the Cameroonian newspaper Eco Matin, dated Monday, February 22, the marketing director of the Senegalese public company revealed it over the microphone of a Senegalese radio station.
“Regarding the opening… read more
Air Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast’s flagship carrier based in Abidjan, has taken delivery of its first A320neo, becoming the first operator of the type in the West-African region. This latest generation aircraft will join Air Côte d’Ivoire’s existing Airbus fleet of six aircraft.
With improved levels of efficiency, this n… read more
Afrijet announced Tuesday, February 16, the resumption of its regional flights. This decision follows new measures taken a day earlier by the Gabonese government, which stipulate that "international flights operated by national companies are set at 02 frequencies per week, per destination and per company".
From its base… read more
Tunisia and Cameroon put back on the table the plan to open a direct flight between the two countries.
The subject, in discussions for 4 years, was again discussed on the occasion of the hearing of February 09, 2021 in Yaoundé, granted to HE Karim Ben Becher, Ambassador of the Tunisian Republic in Cameroon by the Minister of C… read more
Ivory Coast-based Air Afrique was started up in the early 1960s. At the time, many African countries, including newly independent former French colonies, couldn’t afford to operate their own national airline. But sensibly enough, many of those countries teamed up and set up an airline together with help from France. Originally, Air Afriqu… read more