Tuesday, February 26, 2013

►► ETHIOPIA: ASKY Airlines now codesharing with Ethiopian on the latter's West Africa, Brazil flights.

Ethiopian Airlines[UPDATE 26 FEBRUARY] Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and its West African subsidiary ASKY Airlines (KP) have expanded their code-sharing agreement to now cover the majority of Ethiopian's routes between Ethiopia and West Africa with Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Togo and Burkina Faso now operating with an ASKY IATA code (KP).

Ethiopian Airlines' West Africa Network
Ethiopian Airlines' West Africa Network (GreatCircleMapper)
Curiously, no mention of any codesharing or direct flights to the Nigerien capital, Niamey, has been made, despite the signing of a renewed BASA with Ethiopia in late December 2012.

Codeshare routes include the following:
  • Addis Ababa – Abuja
  • Addis Ababa – Bamako – Dakar
  • Addis Ababa – Cotonou – Abidjan
  • Addis Ababa – Douala – Malabo – Addis Ababa
  • Addis Ababa – Lome
  • Addis Ababa – Malabo – Douala – Addis Ababa
  • Addis Ababa – Ouagadougou – Abidjan 
Source [AirlineRoute]

[UPDATE 26 FEBRUARY] AirlineRoute reports that ASKY Airlines starting 01JUN13 will begin codeshare service with Ethiopian Airlines on the latter’s new service to Brazil. Asky’s “KP” code will appear on ET’s 3 weekly Lome – Rio de Janeiro – Sao Paulo – Lome routing, on board ET 767-300ER.
  • KP1506/ET506 LFW1500 – 2030GIG2200 – 2325GRU 763 136
  • KP1507/ET507 GRU0115 – 1115LFW 763 247
Source [AirlineRoute]