Pan – African Airlines, ASKY has announced an expansion to its Monrovia route with an increased capacity of seven days a week.
The expansion by the Togolese – based airline increases flights between Monrovia, Abuja, Bamako, Conakry, and Ndjamena daily, while Accra is now having double daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, a press release issued over the weekend said.
“ASKY’s focus is to develop a strong Intra – Africa network that fosters regional development, tourism, economic growth, and regional integration as a major economic catalyst within the continent with its long-term goal of a sustainable business focused on profitability,” ASKY said.
“We are not just an airline but a Pan – Africa African Airlines serving a wide network of destinations in West and Central Africa with a modern fleet of aircraft.”
And with a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the Monrovia routes now operate at a capacity of 16 business class and 138 economy class seats, which are designed to offer customers comfort and style in the air.
The company described the boost in-flight and capacity not just as a dream come true, but to also meet the increasing passenger demand on the route it operates, with the use of 10th aircraft.
“In addition to this, ASKY’s flight restructuring is coming on the heels of the need to improve connectivity, increase frequencies and provide same day seamless connection with very short transit time at its hub in Lome, Togo,” the company continued.
It currently operates a fleet of 10 aircraft: five Boeing 737-800s and five Boeing 737-700s, serving 25 cities in 22 countries within Africa.
ASKY, whose strategic partner is Ethiopia airline, prides itself in on-time performance and its constant quest to improve its services while providing travelers with the best connection within West and Central Africa and beyond, and with the partnership, opens up the region to direct daily flights from Lome to United States (US), JFK and New York City.
Although Liberia is not yet growing as an economic hub, it has the potential to do so and with a bicentennial celebration scheduled for next year, ASKY’s move is trust in Liberia, which highlights the significance of the Indian market.
The company is one of Africa’s fastest-growing airlines and boasts the largest network within West and Central Africa, connecting the majority of political and economic cities with a modern fleet of aircraft: Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Bamako, Bangui, Banjul, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, Monrovia, Ndjamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou, and Yaounde.
Its vision is to build a preeminent international airline connecting the region and a variety of African countries to the world, with innovative technology, efficiency, reliability, and courteous customer service that encompasses traditional African hospitality.
As an airline that is 100% privately – owned by regional banking institutions, ASKY is managed by experienced African aviation professionals.
Its owners include The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), The West African Development Bank (BOAD), and ECOBANK Group (ETI).
Meanwhile, ASKY has developed a strong network and has ambitious plans in progress to enable coverage of the whole continent, with existing and ongoing negotiations on interline and code-share agreements with other African carriers. Soon new routes to South Africa, Beirut, and Europe will be opened.
It is for these reasons that ASKY has won several awards including Business Destinations, “The most promising airline of the year award during the AVIATION AWARDS (2016).
It won the “Regional Airlines of the Year” by African Airlines Association (AFRAA) (2016) “Aviation and Allied Business award of Best Performance in the Aviation Industry (2015).”
It also won “The African Company of the Year (2014)”, “Best Short Haul Airlines Africa (2014),” “Africa Travel Award (2014),” “Best Short-Haul Carrier West Africa (2014),” “Best Economy Airline in Africa Awards (2013),” and “Africa Travel Awards (2013).”—Press release