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  • Flights

Air Senegal returns to Guinea Bissau, continues network expansion

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

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Sky Mali begins its first international flights in April

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

  • Flights

Transair reconnects Senegal to Sierra Leone after a year of suspension

In March 2020, Transair suspended its international routes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, the Senegalese private company has taken over 80% of its pre-crisis sub-regional network.

Since March 13, Transair has reopened its Dakar - Freetown route. The Senegalese private company now offers 3 weekly flights… read more

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Emirates and TAP Air Portugal sign MOU to expand strategic partnership

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the codeshare partnership currently in place between both airlines.

The new agreement will see customers of both airlines benefit from seamless connectivity on many new routes across the Americas, North Africa and East Asia. Emirates and TAP Air … read more

  • Flights

Binter Canarias returns to Senegal and to Morocco

Due to Covid-19, Binter Canarias had suspended its flights to Africa where it served 5 countries. In November 2020, the Spanish private company reconnected with Mauritania.

The reconstruction of its African network continues with its return to Agadir and Dakar. From April 19, Binter will reopen its routes between the… read more

  • Miscellaneous

Time for Africa to repair its safety standards...

At least 52 of around 100 air carriers currently banned from operating in Europe are based in Africa. Their problem? Unacceptable safety standards, many rooted in maintenance. Chuch Grieve reports.

The EU Air Safety list pulls no punches. It lays the blame on “the authorities with responsibility for regu… read more

  • Flights

Air Senegal: Benin, Cameroon, Gabon… regular flights starting next month?

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

  • Flights

Air Senegal takes off from Dakar to Milan Malpensa

Air Senegal added its next European destination, Milan Malpensa, on 17 February.

Operating three-weekly, the 4,198-kilometre route is one of the world’s longest by the A319, with the first flight from Malpensa being six hours. It is currently in direct competition with a twice-w… read more

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