The FINANCIAL -- Air France and SN
Air Mali have signed a commercial code-share agreement between Paris and
Bamako which states that, as from 1st June 2012, Air France will
provide SN Air Mali with a quota of seats on its daily flights between
its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Bamako.
According to Air France, this agreement is in addition to the code-share agreement announced last week between Air France and Air Burkina, a member airline of the Celestair group.
This code-share agreement is a first step in the new commercial cooperation agreement decided between the two airlines. In the near future, the agreement should be extended to other routes in West and Central Africa as well as France and Europe.
Abderahmane Berthe, Chairman of SN Air Mali, declared: “This partnership is a great opportunity for SN Air Mali as it will strengthen our Hub in Bamako as well as our network, giving our customers the possibility of travelling to France and the rest of Europe on the Air France network. This code-share agreement reflects our desire to expand air transport to France for the benefit of our customers”.
Dominique Patry, SVP for International Affairs and Alliances at Air France, declared: “This partnership agreement is another example of Air France’s strategy in Africa, which aims to work with local partners, in a view to establishing long-term cooperation”.