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Aviation Ministry reviews cost of aviation fuel

Joseph Kofi Adda - Aviation Minister

The Minister of Aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda has disclosed to Citi Business News his outfit is reviewing the cost of aviation fuel in Ghana as it works to ease the cost of doing business for airline operators. The outcome of the review is expected to be forwarded to the Finance Ministry for further action which could mean a drop in ...

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Aviation authorities attend 13th ICAO conference in Canada


The Deputy Minister of Aviation and MP for Takoradi,  Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has led a team of Aviation experts from the Ministry of Aviation and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority to attend the Thirteenth Air Navigation International Civil Aviation Conference(ICAO) conference currently ongoing in Montreal, Canada. Also part of the delegation are seasoned experts from the Ghana Meteorological Agency. ...

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Ghanaian-piloted A380 aircraft receives rousing welcome [Photos]


History was made today in the country’s aviation section as the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380, belonging to Emirates Airlines, made a debut touch down in Ghana. The double-decker aircraft arrived at the newly constructed Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday afternoon to a rousing welcome by some airport staff and Ghanaians including old students of ...

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Passion Air secures second aircraft for Accra-Tamale route

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Passion Air has taken delivery of its second aircraft for its operations. The airline which is the latest to join the domestic aviation space will now expand its routes with the new aircraft. The new aircraft comes a little over a month into the start of operations by Passion Air. The aircraft also heralds the new Accra – Tamale route ...

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Domestic airfares witness downward reviews


Patrons of domestic air transport are beginning to witness some downward reviews in airfares for some routes. For now, it is unclear whether the competition in the industry is leading to the reviews or an effect of low demand. Already, aviation authorities are hopeful new entrants will drive competition and eliminate the monopoly in the system. Information available to Citi ...

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Passion Air joins domestic aviation industry

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Patrons of domestic air travel should get access to alternatives by the end of August 2018. This is because a new airline, Passion Air, has joined the space to provide air transport services for the local market. This brings to two, the number of airlines operating in Ghana’s domestic aviation market. Speaking at the official ceremony to inaugurate Passion Air’s first ...

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Ghana to regain permission to fly airline to US by year end

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

Barring any last minute hitches, Ghana will regain its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Category one status by the close of 2018. The status will allow Ghana to fly its national carrier directly to the United States after the airline is inaugurated. Ghana lost its prestigious category one status  in 2001 following the revocation of the category one status assigned to ...

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We didn’t discriminate against passenger with ‘disability’ – Africa World


Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA), has denied the claim that its staff discriminated against a person with disability by preventing her from boarding a flight she had paid for. AWA believes the unfortunate incident may have been the result of a series of miscommunications that began when the plane ticket was purchased by the aggrieved customer, Rita Kirba. Rita needs ...

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Two new airlines to join domestic flight business

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

Two more airline companies are tipped to join Ghana’s aviation industry soon. This is according to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The Director General of the Authority, Simon Allotey explains that the coming on board of the two should drive competition and impact on the cost of domestic airfares. As Citi Business News explores this new announcement and what ...

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Air Namibia, APG Network partner for services in Ghana & Nigeria


Air Namibia has appointed APG Network as its agent for General Sales & Services in Ghana and Nigeria. APG Network will also operate a call center and customer care services on behalf of Air Namibia in the two countries. The partnership follows Air Namibia’s decision to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route, which will commence on June 29, 2018. This new route ...

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