Airbus A330neo Corsair (Photo: Corsair) This

is good news for travelers who need to get to Mali from France. The airline Corsair has just announced that it will resume its route between Paris-Orly and the Malian capital Bamako. Line that Corsair had not been able to resume with the Covid-19 pandemic from 2020.

The airline’s flight is seasonal and is offered for sale until September 18. Corsair will operate an Airbus A330-300 with a total capacity of 352 seats. The airline will offer 12 seats in business class, 12 seats in Premium Economy, 78 seats in Economy+ and the rest in standard economy (250 seats).

The carrier justifies its return by a strong demand towards this African destination, despite the very deteriorated political relations

between France and Mali since the change of power in the latter country.

Air France and Corsair, the only Western European airlines to fly to Bamako

After suspending its flights in January, Air France

was finally able to resume its services on February 16. It offers four weekly frequencies between Paris CDG and Bamako. However, this is a reduced capacity compared to its pre-Covid schedule (two daily flights). In addition, the flight is a continuation to Nouakchott, which weighs on the offer. The aircraft assigned to the route is a brand new Airbus A350-900.

Air France and Corsair are the only two Western European airlines serving Mali. Brussels Airlines has not yet resumed its flights from Brussels. The only other European airline to land regularly in Bamako is Turkish Airlines.

On the other hand, Air France has suspended its stopover in Monrovia, Liberia. The last flight will leave Paris for Monrovia on April 23. The route was operated as a continuation of a flight to Abidjan.

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Luc Citrinot