Asky had a good head start by launching its first flights from Togo in January 2010. The success of this company backed by Ethiopian Airlines arouses other African countries for a booming market.
On the foundation of Air Senegal International, Dakar, Senegal has launched an Airlines that operates on the same model as Asky having virtually identical stops with the notable exception of Lome. And for a good reason. For 15 months and to protect their company, the Senegalese authorities refused Asky traffic rights on the Senegalese capital, in this context, it is unclear why ANAC granted such facilities to the Senegalese carrier.
Another regional airline hopes to relaunch. The moribund Air Ivoire expects a recapitalization and return of a shareholder as Air France, which had given up from the past ten years.
And all these companies intend to serve the same routes. Will there be room for everyone? This is what is unknown.