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Sky Mali obtains its air operator license Sky Mali obtains its air operator license

Sky Mali now has all the necessary authorizations to start its commercial operations, after having passed its test flight between Bamako - Kayes a few days ago. The new Malian national company received this Tuesday, July 21, 2020, its air operation license (PEA), issued by the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac)

From its base at Bamako International Airport, the carrier plans to serve the regional capitals of Kayes, Mopti, Gao and Timbuktu. "Sky Mali will make its first flights between Bamako and domestic destinations as soon as the health crisis is over," the company announced on June 3. By linking the various northern cities, Sky Mali wants above all to be a vector of peace in the face of the insurgency of jihadist groups in the region, since 2012.

The company also aims to create a very attractive regional network. "We are targeting the destinations of Central and West Africa where the Malian community is important like Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Niger, Ghana, Senegal and Mauritania" explains, El Hadj Baba Haïdara, Managing Director. Outside Africa, Sky Mali is also eyeing Paris. "The strongest community of Africans in France is Malian," he maintains. This line could be launched within one to two years.

Sky Mali will start its activities with a Boeing 737-500, delivered last March. 100% privately owned Emirati through Wing Investments, the company plans to add a second Boeing 737-500, an ERJ145 and two 60-seat turbo-propellers. The capital of the structure will be open in the short term to the Malian State, and possibly to other private investments. "This will be gradually decided by the board of directors," said the former member of Parliament and former senior Air Afrique executive.
Source: newsaero