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Ambassador Koroma Calls for Regional Integration

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Senegal, His Excellency AlhajiBrima Elvis Koroma has stated that it is good for regional integration as Air Senegal on Monday August 2nd, 2021 at 4:00pm make their first flight to Freetown.  

Air Senegal is opening its new Dakar – Freetown service via Banjul, a new line that consolidates the strategic development plan aimed at linking the large cities of West Africa to Dakar. 

In line with the Government of Sierra Leone Medium Term Development Plan Cluster 3 and in the spirit of promoting regional connectivity, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation granted Foreign Operator’s Permit to Air Senegal to operate flight in Sierra Leone. 

The Flight will run two times a week: Mondays and Fridays. 

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Senegal, His Excellency AlhajiBrima Elvis Koroma will be on-board Air Senegal as it makes its maiden run from the Blaise DiagneInternarional Airport, Dakar to the Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone. 

Air Senegal is adding to Trans Air, which resumed flight on March 13th, 2021 from Dakar-Conakry and Dakar-Freetown thrice a week. Monday- Wednesday and Saturday and also ASKY Airline which flies from Freetown, Ghana, Togo and Dakar and vice versa. 

Ambassador AlhajiBrima Elvis Koroma describes the Air Senegal flight to Sierra Leone as a huge relief to passengers on both sides. He says the flight will further boost trade, investment and tourism between Sierra Leone and Senegal.  

Ambassador Koroma thanked President MackySall for upholding his vision of regional integration and for deepening the bilateral relationship between the two countries. 

In 2016, Air Senegal was created to replace Senegal Airlines which was under liquidation; and in 2018 commenced its domestic flights. The Sierra Leone Embassy thereafter engaged the Management of Air Senegal to extend its services to Sierra Leone.

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