ASKY Airlines is a passenger airline founded on the initiative of West African governments, and has its head office in Lomé, Togo. It operates across several West and Central African countries, operating out of its hub at Lomé-Tokoin Airport.
After the pan-African airline Air Afrique went bankrupt in 2002, cross-border air transport in Africa became more difficult, especially in West and Central Africa. At a conference of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) in Niger in 2004, it was decided to create a private, competitive, cost-effective airline offering all guarantees of safety and security for the region. In 2005, the company for the promotion of a regional airline (SPCAR) was set up, and sought financial and strategic partners; this led to the establishment of ASKY Airlines in November 2007. Ethiopian Airlines became the technical and strategic partner under a management contract for the first five years of operation. Originally planned for April 2009, the first revenue flight took place on 15 January 2010.
Source: Wikipedia May 2019