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Air Senegal to fly to Freetown (Sierra Leone) from next August Air Senegal to fly to Freetown (Sierra Leone) from next August

Far from having given up its ambitions at the heart of the pandemic, Air Senegal is working assiduously to rebuild and densify its pre-crisis network. Better still, the Senegalese flag is conquering new markets.

Air Senegal is extending its network. The national airline of Senegal has announced the opening of a new service to Freetown from Monday 2 August. The route operated via Banjul will be offered four times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The carrier will operate its Airbus A319 on this route. It will be competing with TransAir, which already offers three flights a week, in Embraer E145, between Dakar and Freetown via Conakry. On the Banjul - Freetown route, the Senegalese flagship will also encounter Togo's Asky, which offers four weekly rotations in Boeing 737-800s.

According to the airline's management, "the flights are scheduled to provide fast connections via Dakar to its growing intercontinental network which includes Washington, New York, Casablanca, Barcelona, Milan, Paris, Marseille and Lyon".

Since February, the Senegalese flag carrier, which is expecting its first A220-300s by the end of the year, has introduced five new routes including Lyon in France and Milan in Italy. On the continent, the airline took its first steps into the coveted Central African market on 29 March with its entry into Cameroon (Douala) and Gabon (Libreville) from Cotonou, bringing its network to some fifteen cities in 13 countries in Africa and Europe. Its first transatlantic route to the United States is also highly anticipated by 2 September.

Source: newsaero