Air Planes are seen during the first day of resumed Air Cote d’Ivoire internal flights amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Felix Houphouet Boigny International airport, in Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire June 26, 2020. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
Solicited by several of his counterparts who would like to see Ivorian planes land in their respective countries, Côte d’Ivoire’s President Alassane Ouattara is preparing to open a line to Paris.
The President of Guinea-Bissau’s, Umaro Sissoco Embaló Emphasize of having a direct flights from Abidjan to Bissau. Alassane Ouattara and Air Côte d’Ivoire have fulfilled this dream to Reality. Since 17 May 2022, the airline’s Airbus A319 and A320neo have been connecting the two capitals in three times a week in less than three hours, thus achieving the Guinea-Bissau head of state’s desire to open up his country. Previously, passengers had to make a stopover, usually in Dakar. Several studies have however shown that this route will not be profitable due to a lack of passengers, so Embaló has agreed to cover 50% of the new route’s losses.