Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Senegal Airlines will on Monday begin operating flights to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, according to a company statement received by PANA in Dakar on Tuesday.
The statement said this initiative did not only meet the growing needs of the market but also illustrated the strengthening of an aviation agreement between the two countries.
Senegal Airlines will use an Airbus A320 aircraft configured in two classes of 16 business class and 120 economy class, with a flight every day except Sunday, said the source.
The statement said the company wanted to fly to all West African countries and aimed to conquer Central Africa by the summer 2011.
Senegal Airlines is a partnership between the State of Senegal and the domestic private sector.
Senegal Airlines began operations last January with two last generation Airbus A320 aircraft.
Based in Dakar, the company currently operates direct flights to seven destinations in West Africa, namely, Bamako, Banjul, Bissau, Conakry, Niamey, Nouakchott and Ouagadougou.
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