Sky Mali

Sky Mali, (IATA: MLICAO: FML), is a private airline operating in Mali. It serves local destinations, from its operations base at Modibo Keita International Airport, near Bamako, the Malian capital city.[1]

Sky Mali
Sky Mali Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Operating basesBamako International Airport
Focus citiesBamako, Timbuktu
Fleet size2
Parent companyAl Sayegh Group of Abu Dhabi
HeadquartersModibo Keita International Airport
Key peopleLucien d’Almeida
Baba Haïdara
General Manager and CEO


The airline maintains its headquarters at Bamako International Airport, approximately 15.5 kilometres (10 mi), by road, southeast of the city of Bamako, the capital of Mali.[1][2]


Sky Mali was established in 2020. It received an Air Operator Certificate, from the National Aviation Agency of Mali, on 22 July 2020. The airline began commercial operations during the fourth quarter of calendar year 2020.[3][4] Its inaugural flight was on 29 September 2020, from Bamako to Kayes. [5] As of February 2021, the load factors on the Bamako–Gao and Bamako–Kayes routes were in excess of 80 percent.[4]

In June 2021, Sky Mali announced the addition of their first international routes: Bamako-Cotonou-Libreville (launched 9 August), and Bamako-Kayes-Dakar (launched 28 July).[6][7][8]


With the cessation of service by Air Mali (2005), there had been no scheduled domestic air service inside Mali, since 2012. With backing of the Al Sayegh Group of Abu Dhabi, Sky Mali was established and began commercial operations during the second half of 2020. As of February 2021, five Malian destinations are served, including the airline's hub at Bamako International Airport.[1][4]

Ownership and associated companiesEdit

At its inception, Sky Mali SA, "a public limited company incorporated under Malian law", was a 100 percent subsidiary of Al Sayegh Group, an Emirati investment holding company, based in Abu Dhabi. At that time, it was expected that other private investors and possibly the Government of Mali would become investors in the business.[3]


As of August 2021, Sky Mali maintained scheduled services to the following destinations:[4]


As of February 2021, Sky Mali maintained the following aircraft:[1][9]

Sky Mali
Aircraft In fleet Order Passengers Notes
Boeing 737-500 1 114
Embraer ERJ 145 1 50
Total 2 0

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d African Aerospace (11 December 2020). "Sky Mali Launches Into Stormy Skies". Rochford, Essex, United Kingdom: African Aerospace. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. ^ Google (3 February 2021). "Road Distance Between Bamako, Mali And Modibo Keita International Airport, Mali" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  3. ^ a b Sky Mali (3 February 2021). "About Sky Mali Airline". Bamako: Sky Mali. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Khalid Al Mouahidi (2 February 2021). "Airline Sky Mali makes its first flight from Bamako to Timbuktu in almost ten years". Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  5. ^ Sky Mali (29 September 2020). "SKY MALI Facebook". Bamako: Sky Mali. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  6. ^ Sky Mali (24 June 2021). "SKY MALI Facebook". Bamako: Sky Mali. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  7. ^ a b Sky Mali (27 July 2021). "SKY MALI Facebook". Bamako: Sky Mali. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  8. ^ a b c Sky Mali (6 August 2021). "SKY MALI Facebook". Bamako: Sky Mali. Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  9. ^ Planespotters (3 February 2021). "Sky Mali Fleet". Retrieved 3 February 2021.

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