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Mali: Air France resumes its flights to Bamako

By Jeune Afrique

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Posted on February 15, 2022 17:18

At first refused by the Élysée Palace, the French airlines flights to Mali are now back on. The result of intense lobbying.

On 10 January, the day after the decision of ECOWAS heads of state to close their borders with Mali, Air France had interrupted its 14 weekly flights to Bamako.

As revealed by Jeune Afrique on 25 January, Emmanuel Macron had informed the management of the company, which is 14% owned by the French state, that he did not want flights to this destination to resume immediately, given the severe sanctions imposed by the sub-regional organisation.

Notes to the Elysée

According to our information, Air France will resume flights to the country from 17 February.

The frequency of these flights has not yet been decided and should be specified in the coming days. The decision was taken on 11 February. The crews will exceptionally spend the night in Nouakchott, where the Mauritanian civil aviation authority has given its agreement.

The Quai d’Orsay has forbidden this for several years, but Air

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