Pan African carrier, Asky Airlines, on Thursday, November 19, resumed its Accra- Lomé-Johannesburg flights.
With just one hour connecting time, the daily service makes ASKY the main airline connecting West Africa with the South Africa capital, Johannesburg post-COVID-19 lockdown.
Country Manager of Asky Airlines, Mr. Worlanyo Afadzinu, told AviationGhana that: “We used to operate via LAGOS and Douala or Libreville to Johannesburg but with the new schedule, the flight is direct for Lomé to Johannesburg thereby reducing the travel time for passengers from other parts of Central Africa and West Africa, particularly Accra. Johannesburg – South Africa will have a seamless connection to ASKY’s vast network covering all of West and Central Africa markets with daily non-stop flights from Lomé.”
The flight departs Accra’s Kotoka International Airport at 10:40 am arriving at Lomé’s Gnassingbé Eyadéma International Airport at 11:45 am. The Lomé-Johannesburg flight also departs Lomé at 12:45 pm, arriving in Johannesburg at 19 :50pm.
The airline has introduced affordable fares to drive demand. Fares from Accra to Johannesburg starts from US$383 with all taxes inclusive.
Passengers travelling on Asky between now and December 31 will also enjoy 3 pieces of luggage with each piece weighing 23KG in economy and 32KG in business.
“What this means is that passengers are allowed a total of 69KG in Economy Class and 96KG in Business Class. Aside from this huge baggage allowance, passengers are also allowed to purchase an extra bag at a reduced rate,” Mr. Afadzinu said.
Asky operates B737-700 and B737-800 and these Aircraft would be operating to Johannesburg.
ASKY is a commercial company under private law and is managed by experienced African aviation professionals, with Ethiopian airlines as its strategic partner. Its focus is to develop a strong intra-Africa 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