Sky Mali makes Gao its 2nd domestic destination
Sky Mali inaugurated its Bamako - Gao route this last Thursday, December 24. This is its second domestic route after Kayes, served since the launch of operations in September.
The Malian private carrier has just received 1 Embraer ERJ-145, which is added to its Boeing 737-500. Three other planes are expected from 2021 as the company is eyeing regional flights.
It is in principle this Thursday, December 24, that Sky Mali will open its Bamako - Gao route. From this date, the large city of northern Mali will be served twice a week.
This is the second route opened by the private Malian company, since the launch of its activities on September 29. Until then, she only flew to Kayes, always from the Malian capital.
With a view to building up its domestic network, Sky Mali plans to extend its wings to Timbuktu and Mopti shortly. Once its domestic market has been strengthened, the company will target regional services where the Malian community is important. She is eyeing Gabon, Cameroon, Congo, Niger, Ghana, Senegal and Mauritania in particular. Outside Africa, Sky Mali plans to serve Paris in France.
In the meantime, the young transporter continues to expand its fleet. On December 15, it acquired 1 Embraer ERJ-145 with 50 seats. This is in addition to the Boeing 737-500.
Sky Mali plans to add a second 737-500 and two 60-seat turboprop engines. 100% owned by private Emirati, through Wing Investments, it does not rule out, in the short term, opening its capital to the Malian state, and possibly to other private investors.