ASKY has won the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Airline of the Year Award for Best Regional airline at the AFRAA 48th Annual General Assembly held on November 20-22, 2016 at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.
The AFRAA annual awards recognize excellence in service delivery, innovation and competitiveness in airlines.
“It is a great honor for all of us at ASKY to be recognized as the 2016 African Regional Operator of the Year by our Association. I wish to thank all my colleagues for their tireless efforts and contribution in enabling the airline to achieve this success. This award is a validation of our business model as well as the exemplary Pan-African strategic partnership we have with Ethiopian Airlines. It also encourages us to redouble our efforts in ensuring better services and air connectivity to the travelling public in West and Central Africa”, said Henok Teferra, CEO of ASKY.
ASKY is a Pan-African Airline that was created by regional institutions including the Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the ECOBANK Group.
The airline operated its first flight in 2010, and currently flies to 22 destinations in 19 countries with one of the youngest fleet in the region including three Boeing 737-700, one Boeing 737-800 and four Bombardier DHC-8-400.