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Air Senegal orders two ATR72-600s

Posted 26 June 2017 · Add Comment

Air Senegal has ordered two ATR72-600s from Avions de Transport Régional as it prepares to commence operations later this year, reports ch-aviation.


The Senegalese Minister for Tourism and Air Transport, Maimouna Ndoye Seck, said in a statement during the 2017 Paris Airshow the aircraft would arrive in November in time for Air Senegal's inaugural flight, slated for December 7.

“Since the liquidation of Senegal Airlines, domestic air services have been disrupted within the country,” Mamadou Lamine Sow, chief executive officer of Air Senegal SA, said. “Our ambition is for this new airline to play a major role in Senegal, and in all of West Africa. After a year of assessment, conducted by a team of experts assisted by a consulting firm, and on the basis of the airline’s business plan, the choice of the initial fleet focused on the ATR 72-600s.”

 

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