Tunisair and Tunisia Africa Business Council (TABC) signed on March 07, 2017 a partnership agreement at a ceremony held at the company’s headquarters, ilboursa reported.
At this event, the Tunisair CEO welcomed this agreement and stressed the commitment of the national company to continue to work towards the rapprochement of Tunisia with Africa, especially Sub-Saharan Africa.
For this purpose, Tunisair, whose current network includes 10 African cities, intends to launch several new services in order to develop its connection traffic via its Tunis hub.
According to Tunisair CEO Elyes Mnakbi, the company will launch its first Tunis-Conakry flight with a frequency of two weekly flights to the Guinean capital.
In addition, the line to Cotonou (Benin) will be launched before the end of the current year. This link will operate 2 flights per week via Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).
Tunisair will also link Tunis to Douala and N’Djamena via a combined flight at the rate of 2 frequencies per week, starting in the summer of 2018.
Similarly, and from the summer of 2019, Libreville will be served at the rate of 2 Flights per week
In addition to these innovations, the Tunisian airline intends to strengthen some of its flagship links in sub-Saharan Africa.
Thus, the Tunis-Abidjan link will be consolidated with a daily flight in the summer of 2017. As for the Senegalese capital, it will be linked to Tunis by 6 flights per week, compared with 4 flights currently.
At the end of this year, the company will be serving 13 African destinations at the rate of 62 weekly connections. These routes open more than 224 connections to its network from Tunis, in favor of its customers.
Mr. Bassem Loukil, president of TABC said that these flights represent an economic opening of Tunisia to the continent which constitutes for it the market of the future.
Economic operators rely on these direct flights to activate strategies targeting the African market and to boost certain sectors in which Tunisia has a great deal of experience and know-how covering health, higher education, Information technology, tourism and the electrical and mechanical industry.
He added that TABC through this partnership will support the deployment of Tunisair in Africa and will plan several actions (missions, symposiums, etc.) to create a large flow of travelers, thus contributing to the profitability of the African destinations of Tunisair.