Gambia Bird, the new national airline of Gambia, operated its inaugural flight to London Gatwick airport on 24 October.
The Germania-owned carrier will operate once weekly services to Gatwick from Gambia's capital Banjul, as well as once weekly flights to the UK hub from Freetown, Sierra Leone.
It launched regional services on 22 October with flights to Dakar in Senegal, Monrovia in Liberia and Accra in Ghana.
Flights to Barcelona and Conakry, Guinea will be added in the near future, Gambia Bird says.
The flag carrier launched operations with a single Airbus A319 (MSN 4663) and it plans to take delivery of a second unit in December.