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Fly540 to resume operations in Ghana

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has told Citi Business News that the authority is currently reviewing the new structure of FLY540 before granting the airline permission to resume operations. This comes after the airline reapplied to the GCAA to resume operations soon. The airline’s application follows its acquisition by new investors. Fly540 Ghana, one of four domestic airlines in ...

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Fuel prices up by 14 pesewas


Citi Business News has learnt some Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have sanctioned a 14 pesewa increase in prices of petroleum products. This follows the implementation of the full deregulation of the petroleum downstream effective today. A visit to the Total pump station in Adabraka this morning revealed Petrol was being sold at 3 cedis 47 pesewas, increasing by 14 pesewas ...

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GCAA to direct local airlines to increase flights following Antrak’s suspension

Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Abdulai Alhassan has told Citi Business News the authority is likely to direct domestic airline operators to increase their flights following the temporary suspension of operations of domestic carrier Antrak Air. ‘The pressure will be on the existing airlines to pick the other passengers so we will be talking to them ...

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Kenya Airways resumes flights to Sierra Leone

Kenya Airways has resumed direct flights between Accra and Freetown, Sierra Leone. According to the Airline the resumption of flights comes after the Sierra Leone Civil Aviation Authority gave the airline the go ahead to operate the flights. Kenya Airways suspended its operation to Kenya following a suspension on all flights from Ebola affected countries by the Kenyan Ministry of ...

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Transport ministry to relocate operations of metro mass to Kpone


The Transport Ministry is planning to relocate the Metro Mass Transit Company from its current location at Kaneshie to Kpone. This forms parts of efforts to help stabilize the operations of the transport company which plays a critical role in the transport sector. The floods on Wednesday saw vehicles and the warehouse of MMT heavily submerged in water as workers ...

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Port charges to increase in July


The Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority is proposing an upward review of some tariffs at the country’s ports in July this year. Vessel handling charges and stevedoring charges will see an upward review of 4percent whiles receipt and delivery charges with regards to imports handling will be increased by 20 percent. This implies that importers will have to pay more ...

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Accra floods hit Ghana’s automobile industry

Some automobile companies located on the Graphic road have joined a long list of businesses severely hit by the latest floods that engulfed parts of Accra this dawn June 4th, 2015. Graphic road is home to most automobile companies in the country. Citi Business News has learnt the matainance yard for example of Toyota has been submerged in water. Cars, ...

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Ten things you need to know about South Africa’s new visa rules


South Africa’s controversial new visa regulations kicked in on Monday June 1st,2015. The regulations are part of government’s efforts to reduce child trafficking, but people who oppose it say the new rules will have a negative impact on the tourism industry. For those planning trips abroad, here is a list of what you need to know: 1. Foreigners who want ...

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South African Airlines unfazed by Air Namibia’s return to Ghana

South African Airlines has told Citi Business News it is unfazed by Air Namibia’s moves to recommence operations in Ghana. The High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Ghana Charles Josob earlier confirmed to Citi Business News that Air Namibia will recommence operations in Ghana soon. Charles Josob in an exclusive interview with Citi Business News said the High ...

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South African Airways to fly direct from Accra to Washington

South African Airways (SAA) will from August 2, 2015, introduce direct flights from Accra to Washington DC in the United States. The move, according to the airline’s Executive Africa Hub Projects Manager, Kendy Phohleli, was based on sound business principles as there is demand for passengers wanting to fly from Ghana to the United States directly. Presently, majority of customers in ...

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