Mali has revoked Air France’s permit to fly between Paris and Bamako after the carrier suspended operations to and from the country over regional instability.

Mali Cancels Air France Flight Permit

The Malian authorities said the suspension breached the terms of its permit to operate the route. In a letter addressed to Air France, the National Civil Aviation Agency said the company had not provided notice and caused “inconvenience to passengers”.

“This failing entails the cancellation of your flight operating permit” for the summer season extending to October and other airlines could use the route, it added.

The agency asked Air France to submit a new flight programme before it could resume the service.