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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

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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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Metro Mass board dissolved


The board of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL) has been dissolved. A statement signed by the chief of staff Prosper Bani said the Managing Director of the company Noble John Appiah and his deputy John Awuku Dzuazah have also been asked to step aside for investigations to commence into the operations of the company. In the interim the President, ...

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MMT board chairman responds to workers agitations


The Board Chairman of the Metro Mass Transit Limited (MMTL), Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III, has dismissed allegations leveled against him by the workers of the company. The workers on Monday declared a nationwide strike to demand the dismissal of the Board Chairman and Deputy Managing Director over the disappearance of some 12 buses. The drivers accused the two of involvement ...

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Starbow to resume flights to Tamale


Local airline Starbow has hinted to Citi Business News it will resume flight operations to Tamale in February, 2015 after its takes delivery of two new aircrafts this month. Starbow suspended flights to Tamale, late last year due to a significant drop in passengers that patronize their airline to and from Tamale to Accra. Speaking to Citi Business News the ...

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We will not sell stake in MMT & STC – Gov’t


Government has ruled out any move to sell its shares in Metro Mass Transport Limited (MMT) and Inter-City STC. The assertions follows calls for government to cede its shares if the two are to run efficiently. The two over the years have faced some level of operational and financial challenges. On Monday, January, 2015 workers at the Metro Mass Transit ...

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Emirates to offer sweet deals to passengers


Emirates has announced it will offer special business and economy class fares to a wide range of cities across six continents in 2015. These cities include London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, as well as Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Mumbai, Perth and Abidjan. To enjoy the attractive discounts, bookings have to be made from now to the 24th of January, for travel ...

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GCCA directs domestic airlines to halt operations


  The Ghana Civil Aviation has directed all domestic airlines to halt flight operations to Tamale, the Northern regional capital. The directive follows what the authority describes as bad weather conditions which makes visibility a challenge for pilots to safely operate in the region. A number of flights have already been cancelled prior to the directive. President Mahama was not ...

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