Aviation: ASKY begins special fares on Lagos routes, expands codeshare network with Ethiopian Airlines.

Pan-African airline, ASKY, has introduced special fares and additional baggage allowance for its numerous customers on the Lagos to Douala and Lagos to Libreville routes.

The special fare, according to a statement, is targeted at offering succour to the Nigerian travel public to these two destinations, considering the current economic challenges in the country.

Also, additional baggage allowance affords passengers the opportunity to travel with more baggage; thereby allowing them maximise the benefits of air travel. With effect from September 2, 2016, passengers travelling on the airline’s service to Douala and Libreville will be able to book fares either from the airline’s office or from their travel agents, at lower fares, thereby allowing them save more on travel.

Also, Economy class passengers will be able to travel with 2 pieces of 23kg per piece, bringing their baggage allowance to 46kg instead of the usual 1 piece at 30kg.

Business class passengers however, will have the opportunity of carrying 2 pieces of baggage at 32kg per piece, also bringing their baggage allowance to 64kg instead of the 1 piece at 40kg they usually had.

The special fares and additional baggage allowance will continue till the 31st of October 2016. Country Manager, ASKY Airlines Nigeria, Mr. Mobolaji Ogunwumi, stated, “We are concerned with the present economic phase Nigeria is in and we also empathise with our numerous customers who stuck with us through the years.

It is only normal for us to offer them reasons to continue to fly at these trying times and to assure them that we are particularly sensitive to their needs and that we care”.
Meanwhile, ASKY has announced plans to expand codeshare network with Ethiopia’s flag carrier, Ethiopian Airlines.

New expanded agreement will include flights to Far East Asia, Americas, East Africa as well as Middle East.

New codeshare routes will include: Asky Airlines operated by Ethiopian Airlines
Lome – Newark, Lome – Sao Paulo Guarulhos. Effective October 30, 2016:
Addis Ababa – Beijing
Addis Ababa – Beirut
Addis Ababa – Cairo
Addis Ababa – Dammam
Addis Ababa – Dire Dawa
Addis Ababa – Dire Dawa – Djibouti
Addis Ababa – Doha
Addis Ababa – Dubai
Addis Ababa – Dublin – Los Angeles
Addis Ababa – Dublin – Toronto (I/B nonstop)
Addis Ababa – Dublin – Washington Dulles (I/B nonstop)
Addis Ababa – Entebbe
Addis Ababa – Entebbe – Juba
Addis Ababa – Goma
Addis Ababa – Guangzhou
Addis Ababa – Hargeisa
Addis Ababa – Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon
Addis Ababa – Jeddah
Addis Ababa – Juba
Addis Ababa – Khartoum
Addis Ababa – Malabo
Addis Ababa – Mumbai
Addis Ababa – Riyadh
Addis Ababa – Tel Aviv

Source: newtelegraphonline.com

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