Mali Postpones Resumption of Air France Flights

The junta leader in Mali has said they are still examining Air France’s request to resume flights to the country.

In a statement earlier this week, Air France announced the resumption of flights to Mali again from Friday onwards, saying it had reached a deal with the transitional authorities, BBC reported on Thursday.

The initial announcement was subsequently contradicted by Mali’s transport ministry which clarified that it was still evaluating Air France’s request to resume flights into the country.

The suspension, the ministry said, remained in effect temporarily, accusing the airline of suspending flights unilaterally without prior notification to the authorities and customers.

Air France had since said it was postponing flights to and from Mali until further notice.