Feb 18, 2019: Through its French subsidiary Aero Cargo, ECS Group has been selected to market freight capacity for new national airline Air Senegal across its entire global network. Through this GSA contract, which began on 1 February, ECS Group will strive to embody the spirit of Teranga.
A newly created airline, Air Senegal began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa. Air Senegal is aiming to become the leading West African player in air transport thanks to its regional hub, Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD). It intends to serve both internal and international routes.
The partnership between Air Senegal and ECS Group began from 1 February 2019, with long-haul flights from and to Dakar (DKR) and Paris (ORY) using the airline's fleet of wide-body aircraft. The airline operates its flights with its brand new A330-NEO aircraft, which boast a maximum capacity of 16 tonnes. Air Senegal also serves other destinations, including Ouagadougou (OUA), Banjul (BJL), Praia (RAI), Bissau (OXB), Conakry (CKY), Abidjan (ABJ), Bamako (BKO) and Cotonou (COO).
"Our network and our in-depth understanding of and experience in the African market were major - if not decisive - factors in Air Senegal's decision to choose us as its GSA," says Adrien Thominet, CEO of ECS Group.
With a global contract signed by the French subsidiary Aero Cargo, all ECS Group subsidiaries are now able to sell Air Senegal cargo capacity, contributing to the airline's goal of achieving strong growth on the international market.
"As part of its development and its policy of expansion, Air Senegal can confirm that it is working closely with ECS Group, which has been tasked with marketing freight capacity across the global network. 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," says Eric Iba Gueye, Head of Network and Customer Experience at Air Senegal.