Asky starts daily Accra-Banjul service

Pan-African airline, Asky, has started a daily service between Ghana’s capital Accra and Banjul, Gambia.

The increase in the airline’s frequency from thrice-weekly flights between Accra and Banjul to a daily service, which started on Saturday, August 18, 2018, was in response to the growing demand on the route.

Asky Airlines also operates daily flights to Abidjan via Lomé and direct flights to Monrovia, Freetown. It currently operates a B737-700 on the Accra-Monrovia route.

The airline also connects passengers from Roberts International Airport in Monrovia to the Gambian capital, Banjul three times a week.

“It is our vision to connect countries within the West African sub-region and the rest of the continent. We provide safe, affordable and comfortable air travel for all our passengers. We operate modern fleets, which are Boeing 737-700 and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, that ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers,” Mr. Worlanyo Afadzinu, Country Manager, Asky Ghana, said.

He added that: “The daily service will allow us to provide more travelling options, in terms of days, to passengers. We aim to provide the best of travelling experience at a competitive price.”

The airline operates three Boeing 737-700 and three Bombardier Dash 8 Q400- aircraft. The Boeing 737-700 aircraft uses the most advanced navigation technology available today.

It can seat up to 118 passengers and offers larger, pivoting overhead stowage bins that add to the openness of the cabin.

The bins give more passenger-room to store a carry-on roll-aboard near their own seat, adding both extra convenience and extra leg-room.

The Asky Airline was founded in June 2008 by Ethiopian Airlines, which holds a 40 percent stake in ASKY. Originally planned for April 2009, the first revenue flight took place on January 15, 2010.

The airline serves about 18 destinations on the African continent: includinG Cotonou, Ouagadougou, Douala, Yaoundé, N’Djamena, Kinshasa, Brazzaville, Abidjan, Libreville, Monrovia, Bamako, Niamey , Abuja, Lagos and Freetown. It uses Lomé’s Tokoin Airport as a hub.