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Air Namibia to recommence operations in Ghana


The High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia to Ghana Charles Josob has confirmed to Citi Business News that Air Namibia will recommence operations in Ghana soon. The Namibian national carrier folded up its operations in the country in June last year due to high operational cost. After more than 4 years of operating in the country, Air Namibia was ...

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Airline tickets to Australia now available in Ghana


Air passengers flying to Australia can now purchase their tickets in Ghana. Prior to this move, passengers flying to Australia had to travel to Sidney in order to purchase their tickets. But a new co-sharing agreement between Australia’s National Airline, Qantas, and Emirates Airlines will mean passengers can now buy tickets in Ghana. The co-sharing agreement will also see Emirates ...

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Transport Ministry demands answers from GACL over power outage

The Ministry of Transport has requested for a full report from the Ghana Airport Company Limited over last Friday’s power outage at the Kotoka International Airport. The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Friday March 13, 2015, experienced a power outage which occurred at about 6.30 pm and lasted for about three hours. Officials of the Ghana Airports Company Ltd in ...

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Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying ‘crap’ planes


The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday denied his company receives subsidies and accused rivals Delta Air Lines of flying “crap” older planes, escalating hostilities between Gulf and American carriers. Speaking at an arts conference in Doha, Akbar al-Baker said any money his airline receives from the state is in the form of “legitimate” equity and added his company’s fleet ...

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Starbow to resume flights to Sierra Leone & Liberia in March


Starbow has hinted of plans to resume flights to the West African sub region this month. The airline halted operations to the sub region in January 2013. Starbow recently took delivery of two new aircrafts to help in its West African expansion drive. Speaking to Citi Business News during the official reopening of Starbow Airlines sales office at OSU, the ...

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SIC embezzlement scandal worrying – Insurers Association


The Ghana Insurers Association (GIA) has expressed worry over the recent case of embezzlement which has rocked SIC. The state insurer guaranteed an Italconstruct project but the construction company failed to pay its lenders, Ivory Finance. Ivory Finance subsequently secured a court order, empowering them to access SIC’s bank accounts to take out all monies owed them. The Deputy Managing Director (Technical) Kwei Mensah Ashidam ...

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Qatar Airways to boost trade volumes in Ghana – GCAA


The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is optimistic of an increase in trade volumes between Ghana and the Gulf States as Doha based Qatar Airways plans to commence its operations in Ghana. The airline has concluded its discussions with authorities but it is yet to finalize their flight schedule ahead of their first flight in April. Qatar Airways will be ...

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Domestic Airlines resume flights to Tamale


Domestic airline Operators have been granted the permission to resume flights to the Northern Regional capital of tamale following a significant improvement in the weather condition. The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in early January warned all domestic airline operators to cancel flights to Tamale due to the severe harmattan season after an Ethiopian cargo aircraft crash landed at the Kotoka ...

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AWA to begin night flights to Kumasi


Africa World Airlines (AWA) is expected to commence two daily night flights to Kumasi airport effective January 23. The night flights will also allow for same day connections from Europe to Kumasi via Accra. The flight’s schedule allows for connections to AWA’s flights to and from Frankfurt, South Africa, Amsterdam, London and Istanbul. This comes after the completion of the ...

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Airline share prices up in November

Africa World Airlines Aircraft

Worldwide airline share prices rose 14% in November, supported by continued decline in the price of crude oil and jet fuel, according to the latest report from the International Air Transport Association (Iata). Crude oil prices are down 36% since the mid-year peak, reflecting appreciation of the US dollar as well as continued growth in supply, particularly in the US. ...

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