The Pan African Airline, ASKY, has announced an expansion to its Monrovia route with increased capacity, with increase flights between Monrovia, Abuja, Bamako, Conakry, and N'djamena daily, while Accra is now having double daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.
“ASKY’s focus is to develop a strong Intra African network that fosters regional development, tourism, economic growth and regional integration as a major economic catalyst within the continent with its long-term goal of a sustainable business focused on profitability,” ASKY said in a statement. “We are not just an airline but a Pan African Airline serving a wide network of destinations in West and Central Africa, with a modern fleet of aircrafts.”
And with a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the airline now services Monrovia and other daily routes at a capacity of 16 business class and 138 economy class seats, which is designed to offer customers comfort and style in the air. The company described its increase in flight routes and aircraft capacity as not just a dream come true, but also that it meets the increasing passenger demand on the routes it operates.
ASKY said the restructuring of its flight schedule with increased frequency to most of its current markets and optimizes service delivery. “In addition to this, ASKY's flight restructuring is coming on the heels of the company’s need to improve connectivity, increase frequency and provide same-day seamless connection with very short transit time at its hub in Lomé, Togo,” the company said in a statement.
It currently operates a fleet of 10 aircraft, including five Boeing 737-800s and five Boeing 737-700s, serving twenty-five (25) cities in twenty-two (22) countries within Africa. ASKY, whose strategic partner is Ethiopian airlines, prides itself in on-time performance and its constant quest to improve its services while providing travelers with the best connection within West and Central Africa and beyond. The partnership also opens up the region to direct daily flights from Lomé to New York City (USA). "Passengers can be sure of a seamless connection from wherever."
With Liberia in the drumming up plans to host a major bicentennial celebration scheduled for 2022, the move by ASKY is quite strategic in Liberia. The company is one of Africa’s fastest-growing airlines and boasts the largest network within West and Central Africa, connecting the majority political and economic cities with a modern fleet of aircrafts: Abidjan, Abuja, Accra, Bamako, Bangui, Banjul, Bissau, Brazzaville, Conakry, Cotonou, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Kinshasa, Lagos, Libreville, Lomé, Monrovia, Ndjamena, Niamey, Ouagadougou and Yaoundé.
Its vision is to build a preeminent international airline connecting the region and a variety of African countries to the world, with innovative technology, efficiency, reliability and courteous customer service that encompasses traditional African hospitality.
And as an airline that is 100% privately owned by regional banking institutions, ASKY is managed by experienced African aviation professionals. Its owners include The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), The WestAfrican Development Bank (BOAD), and ECOBANK Group (ETI).
Meanwhile, ASKY has developed a strong network and has ambitious plans in progress to enable coverage of the whole continent, with existing and ongoing negotiations on interline and code-share agreements with other African carriers. Soon new routes to South Africa, Beirut and Europe will be opened.
ASKY has won several awards including Business Destinations “The most promising airline of the year award during the AVIATION AWARDS (2016), “Regional Airlines of the Year” by African Airlines Association (AFRAA) (2016) “Aviation and Allied Business award of Best Performance in the Aviation Industry (2015)”, “The African Company of the Year (2014)”, “Best Short Haul Airlines Africa (2014)”, “Africa Travel Award (2014)”, “Best Short-Haul Carrier West Africa (2014)”, “Best Economy Airline in Africa Awards (2013)”, and “Africa Travel Awards (2013)”.