Asky Airlines of Togo launches flights to Guinea Bissau

17 September 2013

Togo-based Asky Airlines has started flying to Guinea Bissau and will offer two flights per week, which may be increased to four depending on demand, said the airline’s managing director Busera Awel.

The flight, which starts in Lomé, the capital of Togo, stops off in Accra, the capital of Ghana, and then heads for Bissau. From Bissau it flies to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, from where it returns with the same stops.

Asky Airlines is a Pan-African airline that has operated since January 2010. It aims to link all the capitals of West and Central Africa, in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, which owns a stake in Asky Airlines.

“We have seven aircraft, all of them new,” noted Awel, who pledged that the flights would be on time noting that on the inaugural flight the first landing in Bissau was “25 minutes ahead of schedule.”

Until last Sunday only TAP – Air Portugal and Senegal Airlines offered flights to Guinea Bissau, after Cabo Verde Airlines brought its flights to Bissau to a halt for operational reasons. (macauhub)