Air France: suspension of services to the Sahel extended until September 24

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Air France announced that it had extended by one week, until September 24 inclusive, the suspension of its flights departing from and arriving at Mali and Burkina Faso ; flights to Niger remaining arrested ” until further notice “.

The main airline providing flights between Europe and Africa, suspended its flights to Bamako (7 flights per week), Ouagadougou (5 flights per week) and Niamey (4 flights per week) on August 7. following the closure of Niger’s airspace, the scene of a coup d’état on July 26. This airspace was reopened on September 4 and Air France was able to fly its planes over Nigerien territory again, but no longer serving the capital. Niamey.

Following the coup d’état in Niger and due to the geopolitical situation in the Sahel region, Air France is required to adapt its flight program to and from Niamey (Niger), Bamako (Mali) and Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso ) »said a company spokesperson on Friday. “The suspension of flights to and from Bamako is extended until September 24 inclusive”just like that “flights from and to Ouagadougou”while “Services to Niamey remain suspended until further notice.” “In conjunction with the French authorities, the company constantly monitors the evolution of the geopolitical situation in the territories served and overflown by its aircraft and reminds that the safety of its customers and its crews is its absolute priority.”

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