In the short term, Air Senegal would have found itself in default if the head of state had not intervened. The information was given to general amazement at the at the end of August to the airline’s board of directors. French Jerome Maillet, who has just rejoined the company as chief strategy officer after leaving at the end of 2020, did the accounts. The deficit reaches, according to the testimony of a participant, 60 million euros.
The company owes several millions to Air France, but also to the car rental company Carlyle Aviation, the Santander bank or even the French public investment bank (Bpifrance). It would have risked, if the dialogue had not resumed recently with its creditors, to see its planes grounded. Alerted for months on the worrying situation of the company, Macky Sall a slice.
Its sacked general manager, Air Senegal in turmoil