Senegal, Brussels airlines sign code-sharing accord
Senegal Airlines and Brussels Airlines have signed a code-sharing agreement to link African and European capitals, the Senegalese company said Wednesday.
The agreement will apply to the lucrative Brussels-Dakar route and concerns both passengers and cargo, Senegal Airlines said in a statement.
"This will allow Senegal Airlines and Brussels Airlines to combine their tariffs and facilitate the travel of passengers using both companies on one trip, with one ticket," it said.
After the launch of Senegal Airlines in January, Senegal blocked Brussels Airlines from operating flights from Dakar to Banjul, Conakry and Freetown.
"The problem has been resolved," a source close to the company told AFP, saying that henceforth Brussels Airlines would rely on Senegal Airlines to serve Conakry and Banjul.
The Senegalese company was launched in January, some 18 months after its predecessor Air Senegal International collapsed. It operates several regional flights with two 126-seat Airbus A320s.
© 2011 AFP