Air Senegal begins its links in Africa

Air Senegal. Photo: La vie sénégalaise

Casablanca, Morocco (ADV) – Air Senegal SA, launched in May, began its international flights with a flight to Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital, before serving Paris from February 2019.

The flight, provided by an Airbus A319 belonging to the aircraft company Avolon (Chinese conglomerate HNA), said the company in a statement, “daily connect the Senegalese capital to Abidjan and Cotonou” (Benin).

“During this same period, Air Senegal will develop its ATR network by offering flights to Bissau and Banjul”, according to the text.

From the end of the month, the lease of a second A319 will “make more connections with the gradual opening of services Praia, Conakry Bamako and Ouagadougou,” the company adds.

“In addition, Air Senegal is pleased to announce the opening of its sales on the Paris-Dakar line from February 2019”, according to the text.

This link will be provided by an A330-900 Neo, the latest generation aircraft of the Airbus group, one of two aircraft of this type whose order was signed during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron in Dakar, said the company.

Air Senegal SA, wholly owned by the State, began flying in May and serves Ziguinchor, the main city of the tourist region of Casamance (south).

The company was created after the bankruptcy in April 2016 of Senegal Airlines, which had replaced in 2009 Air Senegal International, owned by the Senegalese and Moroccan states.

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