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Starbow sacks workers

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Local airline Starbow, has sacked scores of its workers. It is unclear how many workers have been dismissed but Citi Business News has gathered the dismissal affected top management, flight and grounds staff. A letter sighted by Citi Business News signed by the CEO of the company, Mr. James Eric Antwi stated that contracts of workers have been terminated effective ...

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More airlines show interest in partnering Ghana Airways 

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

The Minister for Aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has disclosed that government is working to find a partner to revamp the defunct Ghana Airways. According to her, some companies including Mauritius Airlines, AWA and Ethiopian Airlines have all expressed interest in partnering government to revamp the national carrier. Speaking to journalists after the celebration of the Aviation Safety Week, Madam Cecelia ...

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Baby Jet airlines to start business in 2018

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Citi Business News has learnt that local airline company, Baby Jet Airlines should commence operations by next year barring any major changes to its plan. The start of the company’s operations will however be subject to maximum cooperation with the industry regulators within the said time frame. The Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Simon Allotey confirmed ...

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GCAA to sanction Starbow for possible safety breaches

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has disclosed to Citi Business News it will slap sanctions on local airline Starbow if it emerges that it was liable for Saturday’s incident. The latest follows the soon to commence review of the operations of Starbow Airlines. The exercise will also include the management structure and skills set of staff of the airline ...

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Starbow halts operations after crash at Kotoka

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Starbow Airlines has halted operations, following the Saturday crash involving one of its aircrafts at the Kotoka International Airport. The crash, which resulted in five minor injuries, occurred after the aircraft skidded off the runway during its take-off run. A statement from Starbow said it had “suspended its operations with immediate effect.” It added that “guests with future reservations are invited ...

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Kotoka begins investigation into Starbow crash

Kotoka International Airport, Accra

Investigations have begun into the crash at the Kotoka International Airport on Saturday involving a Starbow plane. The crash resulted in one injury, according to the Ghana Airports Company Limited and Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. However, a Deputy Energy Minister, William Owuraku Aidoo, who was on the plane, has told online news portal Ghanaweb, that he saw about five passengers ...

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Ghana signs 5 MoUs with Denmark [photos]

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Ghana has signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Danish government to partner and work in different sectors of the economy. The agreement was signed in the presence of Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and the Queen of Denmark, Her Majesty Queen Magrethe II in Accra. The first MoU was between APM Terminals, the Ministry of Transport and Amend ...

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New national airline in the offing

John Attafuah - MD, Ghana Airport Company Limited

Government has intensified processes towards launching a new national airline soon. According to aviation industry officials, processes have advanced in establishing the necessary policy framework to guide the smooth implementation of the plan. Citi Business News also understands that there have been negotiations with some leading airline companies on best practices to get the national carrier running. Ghana is yet ...

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Takoradi port gets $ 428m injection for expansion

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As part of efforts to increase the port efficiency in Takoradi, Ghanaian private investment company, Ibis Tek has begun moves to expand the port. Figures available show that as at 2015, the port had a capacity of sixty-three thousand (63,000) Total Enclosed Units (TEUs) per annum. This is expected to increase to between eight hundred thousand to one million (800,000 ...

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Ethiopian Airlines welcomes Boeing aircraft to Ghana

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Ethiopian Airlines on Friday, November 10, 2017, welcomed its newest plane, Boeing 787-9 to Accra. The aircraft has been tagged the ‘Big Brother’ to Accra by the airline company. According to Ethiopian Airline, the coming on board of the B787-9 is part of its commitment to deliver an exceptional level of service to the African market by operating the latest ...

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