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Aviation: Austrian Airlines Secures Approval for Direct Flights Between Lomé and Vienna Through Togo-Austria Agreement

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Austrian Airlines has secured the authorization to operate direct flights to Lomé following an agreement signed between Togo and Austria on Thursday, March 14.

According to togofirst.com, The signing ceremony took place in Lomé and involved the Togolese Minister of Transport, Affoh Atcha-Dedji, and the Austrian Ambassador to Togo, Thomas Schlesinger.

Commenting on the deal, Idrissou Ahabout, Managing Director of the National Agency for Civil Aviation of Togo (ANAC), said: “This agreement enables companies like Asky and Ethiopian Airlines to offer direct flights to Austria, from Lomé. It also opens the way for all investors who want to connect Lomé to Vienna to initiate the processes.”

The agreement integrates environmental protection, security, and travelers’ safety.

READ: Aviation: Austrian Airlines adds 15 additional destinations including Egypt in North Africa to expand summer flights

It will contribute to the government’s ambition to make the airport of Lomé (AIGE) a regional hub.

In October 2022, Asky Airlines, the Lomé-based pan-African airline, opened new flight routes. As a result, the number of passengers at AIGE soared above 630,000 people in the first half of 2023.

It is worth noting that the airport hopes its passenger traffic will reach 1.5 million heads by 2025.

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