ASKY commences direct flights to Accra from Lagos, Abuja

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(Quick News Africa)- Effective from July 10, ASKY Airlines, the pan-African airline, will launch daily flight operations between Lagos and Accra and between Accra and Abuja.

This, ASKY said, is in line with its mission to seamlessly connect West and Central Africa, making business and leisure travel easy and reducing the flying time it takes to connect cities in the region.

With this new service, passengers will be able to connect these cities everyday departing in the morning and arriving later in the day, the company noted in in a statement issued by Jedidah Promotions, its communications consultants.

“We are particularly glad to introduce this service to serve our esteemed loyal customers who have long wanted these connections to happen. We thank them for their loyalty and patronage and can only introduce more convenient connections to meet their travel needs,” said Simon Mobolaji , ASKY country manager in Nigeria.

This new route is said to offer more capacity and flexibility with a significant reduction in flight time between Lagos, Accra, Abuja and the entire network of ASKY.

With this schedule, travelers can leave Abuja early in the morning for Accra and return to Abuja later in the evening via Lagos.

According to Mobolaji, “now they can fly their community airline not only to Dakar or Niamey or Abidjan, from the airline’s hub in Lome, but also fly to Accra directly from Lagos and to Abuja directly from Accra.”

Sales of tickets have already commenced with the travel agents and the airline’s offices, making tickets available at what ASKY called “very affordable airfares.”

In addition to this, ASKY has also introduced additional baggage allowance which enables passengers travel with more load for less.

Passengers in economy class will have 40kg baggage allowance, while passengers in business class will be entitled to 50kg in an offer that will be valid from July 10 to October 2, 2017 aboard all flights on the new service routes.

It could be recalled that in July 2014, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) suspended all ASKY Airline operations into Nigeria to protect Nigerians from the Ebola virus.

The airline got the sanction for bringing Patrick Sawyer, an Ebola victim from Liberia, into the country, resulting in many deaths.

Before their suspension, ASKY was operating 80 flights into Lagos and Abuja on a weekly basis.

It however remained in operation in other countries in the sub-region but with less strict regulatory posture as compared to Nigeria.

It remains to be seen whether or not the airline will now meet its safety obligations to the civil aviation regulatory authorities in Nigeria.

 

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