Air Senegal director Philippe Bohn announces the start of commercial flights is now expected between June and July 2018, as the deadline to obtain an air operator license was delayed beyond the original April 2018 due date.

The carrier, which has two ATR72-600s waiting to begin operations, is 100% owned by the government, who has already injected 23 billion FCFA into the carrier, with 17 billion FCFA remaining.

Eventually a 51% stake will be sold to a strategic partner in order to raise funds. However, such as deal is dependent on the government.