Air Senegal provides clarification

Air Senegal provides clarification
Air Senegal provides clarification

Air Senegal has provided clarifications and details on the measures taken to assist travelers impacted during the accident that occurred at Blaise Diagne International Airport on Thursday, May 9. In the press release sent to PressAfrik, the airline states that “all passengers on flight HC301 were taken care of as of Thursday, May 9. A psychological and medical cell was immediately set up to provide them with the necessary support, and they were transferred and accommodated in hotels to ensure their comfort and well-being. »

Still according to the document, as part of this assistance, “an amount of 40,000 FCFA was instantly given to each passenger, out of the 150,000 FCFA provided by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport”. A measure which aims to cover their immediate and urgent needs.

In addition, “passengers who were picked up on the Dakar-Bamako flight on May 10 received the remainder of 110,000 FCFA in Bamako, directly from the hands of the Air Senegal representative on site, this Saturday, May 11, 2024. For those who have requested a postponement of their flight or a refund of their ticket, Air Senegal assures that they will also receive the remainder of 110,000 FCFA, at their convenience,” we read in the press release.

The airline stressed that all passengers were taken care of in an “appropriate” manner and that it is fully collaborating with the competent authorities to resolve this situation. Thus, she expressed her gratitude to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Land and Air Transport for its support.
Finally, Air Senegal apologized to affected passengers for the inconvenience suffered.

Recall that Air Sénégal, Transair flight HC301 departing for Bamako left the runway during takeoff from AIBD airport around 1:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 9. On board were 85 people, including 79 passengers, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew members. This incident left 10 injured, including 4 serious among the 79 passengers and the pilot.

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