Air Senegal picks ECS Group as its GSA
Feb 18, 2019: On February 1, ECS Group's French subsidiary Aero Cargo has entered into General Sales Agent (GSA) contract with new national airline Air Senegal across its entire global network.
Air Senegal is a newly created airline that began operating on a regional basis in 2018, running flights within Africa.
A statement from ECS Group tells us that with this contract, all ECS Group subsidiaries are now able to sell Air Senegal cargo capacity, contributing to the airline's goal of achieving strong growth on the international market.
Air Senegal is aiming to become the leading West African player in air transport thanks to its regional hub, Blaise Diagne Airport (AIBD). It intends to serve both internal and international routes.
The partnership between Air Senegal and ECS Group began from February 1, with long-haul flights from and to Dakar (DKR) and Paris (ORY) using the airline's fleet of wide-body aircraft. The airline operates its flights with its brand new A330-neo aircraft, which boast 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).
'The airline aims to become a key player on south-to-north and north-to-south routes. Meeting safety and security standards for transporting both goods and people is central to everything we do,' says Eric Iba Gueye, head of Network and Customer Experience at Air Senegal.