Within the framework of the expansion of its network, ECAir, Equatorial Congo Airlines, the national airline company of the Republic of Congo, will open the Brazzaville-Dakar via Bamako line on Sunday, 22nd March 2015.
Bamako (Republic of Mali) and Dakar (Republic of Senegal) are two major capitals in West Africa. The establishment of this line that will be operated three times per week (Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Brazzaville; Wednesday, Friday, Monday from Dakar or Bamako) gives solutions to a growing request from our passengers.
This new line constitutes a crucial and strategic stage in the growth process of our company and should allow consolidating exchanges and cooperation between Congo, Mali and Senegal, and in general with the rest of West Africa.
The flights towards Bamako and Dakar will be operated with Boeing 757-200, for a capacity of 148 seats (16 in Business and 132 in Economy) until 1st June, then with 737-700 (12 seats in Business and 112 seats in Economy). These two new destinations complete the offer of the Equatorial Congo Airlines that already serves the regional network, Cotonou (Benin), Douala (Cameroon), Libreville (Gabon) and Kinshasa (DRC).
“With the opening of these two new lines towards Bamako and Dakar a few weeks after the opening of the Libreville station and of the implementation of a daily flight Brazzaville / Paris, Brazzaville / Dubai, we consolidate our presence on the continent. This year, within the framework of the expansion of our network and our fleet, we plan to change the Maya-Maya airport into a real hub in Central Africa by offering numerous rotations and a high range service to our passengers.”, declared Fatima Beyina-Moussa, Managing director of Equatorial Congo Airlines.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO