Asky airlines appoints Tasew Mesfin as its new general manager

TOGOAsky, the pan-African airline Asky, based in Lomé, has announced the appointment of the Ethiopian Tasew Mesfin as general manager.

He succeeds his compatriot Ahadu Simachew who has held the post since 2017.

Tasew has 37 years of experience at Ethiopian Airlines which is a strategic partner of the Asky company in which it holds 40% of the capital.

“In view of his rich and eloquent career, we are convinced that Asky will have everything to gain,” said the pan-African company based in Lomé (Togo) in its press release.

“The fact that Asky has managed to overcome the challenges of the pandemic without any form of bailout is a testament to the internal strength of the airline. We will continue to strengthen its internal capacities and position it on the path of sustainable growth and profitability.”

During his mandate, he will be responsible for getting the carrier, which was badly hit by the COVID-19, back on track.

During his mandate, he will be responsible for getting the carrier, which was badly hit by the COVID-19, back on track.

In August 2020, Asky resumed flights after a halt of nearly four months caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the International Air Transport Association, African airlines lost about $6 billion throughout the period planes were idle.

According to Asky’s press release Tasew first joined Ethiopian Airlines as an engineer after his studies at Addis Ababa University.

Tarsew, Asky’s new director, was previously Director of the Information Technology Department, and Chief of Maintenance and Engineering for several years, at the same company.

Tasew Mesfin has also served on the board of directors of Ethiopian Airlines since February 2019.

Asky was launched in 2010 and currently operates a fleet of 9 aircraft which, from its base in Lomé, serves 24 cities in 21 African countries.

ASKY represents a pan-African airline created by regional development banking institutions in Africa, namely the Investment and Development Bank (BIDC) of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the West African Development Bank (BOAD), Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI, pan-African)), in technical partnership with Ethiopian Airlines.

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