ECS Group wins contract to sell cargo capacity for Air Senegal

posted on 18th February 2019 by Justin Burns

ECS Group subsidiary GSSA Aero Cargo has scooped the contract to sell the cargo capacity of new national airline Air Senegal across its network.

Air Senegal began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa and is based at Blaise Diagne International Airport (AIBD) and will operate domestic and international routes.

The partnership between Air Senegal and ECS Group began on 1 February with long-haul flights from and to Dakar and Paris Orly using the airline’s fleet of widebody aircraft.

The airline operates its flights with its brand new A330-NEO aircraft, which have 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).

ECS Group chief executive, Adrien Thominet said: “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.”

Air Senegal head of network and customer experience, Eric Iba Gueye added that the airline aims to become a “key player on south-to-north and north-to-south routes”.