ECS to sell space on Senegal’s new airline

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ECS Group’s French arm, Aero Cargo is to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its global network.

The new carrier began operating intra-African services in 2018 but plans to develop longer haul routes from its hub at Blaise Diagne International Airport. Aero Cargo is already marketing capacity on A330-NEO flights between the Senegalese capital, Dakar and Paris Orly, offering a maximum capacity of 16 tonnes.

Air Senegal also serves Ouagadougou, Banjul, Praia, Bissau, Conakry, Abidjan, Bamako and Cotonou.

Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group , said: “Our network and our in-depth understanding of and experience in the African market were major factors in Air Senegal’s decision to choose us as its GSA.”

With Aero Cargo holding the global contract, all ECS Group subsidiaries are now able to sell Air Senegal cargo capacity.

The carrier’s head of network and customer experience, Eric Iba Gueye, said: “The airline aims to become a key player on south-to-north and north-to-south routes. Meeting safety and security standards for transporting both goods and people is central to everything we do.”