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ASKY announces flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from July 1, 2013

Posted 30 April 2013 · Add Comment

ASKY Airlines, the Togo-based subsidiary of Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that flights to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) will be launched from its hub in Lomé on July 1.

The airline said the flights, run in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines and connecting from all its destinations in West and Central Africa, would fly three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) to Brazil.

Sao Paulo is the economic capital of Brazil, an emerging country and one of the world's fastest growing economies. In 2011, Brazil was rated the world’s sixth largest economy (in front of the UK) with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $2,517 billion.

ASKY  added: “The country is developing economic connections with the African continent in particular and the world in general. The population of Sao Paulo is estimated at more than 22 million people from around Brazil and elsewhere. The city has countless treasures and attractions. African communities, Japanese, Italian and Lebanese have strong representation and have brought their cultures and cuisines into the city.

“Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil after Sao Paulo. With nearly 20 million citizens it is one of the biggest cities on the American continent.”

Rio de Janeiro is world famous for its carnival, beaches (Copacabana and Ipanema) and the statute of Christ the Redeemer on top of the Corcovado Hill.

In 2013, the city will host the World Youth Days; in 2014, the final of the football World Cup, and then in 2016, the Summer Olympic games.

 

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