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Baby Jet airlines to start operations by end of 2018 – GCAA

Asamoah Gyan

Baby Jet Airlines should commence commercial operations by the end of this year to drive competition in the aviation industry. This is the indication from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The comment comes days after it announced the start of another domestic airline soon. The aviation authorities are also upbeat about the situation due to the intense competition and ...

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Ghana courts China’s support to grow aviation industry

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The Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah has impressed on Chinese investors to support Ghana’s aviation industry through the manufacturing and assembling of aircrafts in the medium to long term. She admits to the existing benefits that some airline companies are enjoying from China’s market and its impact on the local airline industry. Madama Cecilia Dapaah was hopeful of support to ...

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AWA renews commitment to safe flights after Kumasi incident


Domestic airline company, Africa World Airlines (AWA), is assuring its customers of their continuous safety on the company’s flights. The assurance comes on the back of an incident it witnessed on one of its aircrafts on a flight to Kumasi on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A statement from AWA and copied to Citi Business News attributed the incident to a ...

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Favourable business climate crucial for new airlines


CUTS International Ghana, is urging government to put in the necessary conditions needed to attract investors into the domestic aviation industry. The assertion comes on the back of the collapse of some domestic airlines, leaving the Africa World Airlines as the only domestic airline operator. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, Country Coordinator for CUTS International Ghana, Appiah ...

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AWA reduces fares within three months

Africa World Airlines Aircraft

Checks by Citi Business News have shown that the airfares of the only surviving domestic airline, the African World Airlines (AWA) have decreased over a period of three months. A flight from Accra to Kumasi in October 2017 which previously cost between  GH¢540 and GH¢680  is now ranging between GH¢300 and GH¢492, whiles a round trip between Accra and Kumasi ...

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Aviation Authority cracks whip on non-compliant airlines


The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will from October 2017 severely punish all airlines that fail to protect consumer rights and interests of marginalized groups in their operations. It follows the completion of the Directives on Passenger Rights and Consumer Protection which is now applicable to domestic airlines. The move is also in compliance with the ratification of the Montreal Convention ...

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Domestic air travel grows by 24% after 17.5% VAT slash

Deputy Aviation Minister - Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah

The removal of the 17.5% VAT on domestic air travel has increased Ghana’s domestic air passenger volume by 24 percent as at May 2017. The passenger volume has increased from 163,322 to 201, 851 between May 2016 and the same period this year. The Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah disclosed this at the Ghana Transport and Logistics ...

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AWA denies blame for disabled passenger’s plight

Africa World Airlines Aircraft

Africa World Airlines (AWA) has told Citi Business News it did not flout any regulations for allegedly disembarking a passenger on a trip to Lagos in April 2017 due to his disability. The airline explains that its decision was largely informed by industry standards and was geared towards protecting the safety of the passenger in question. A passenger, Pastor Charles ...

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Ghana woos Nigerian airlines into its domestic market

The Ministry of Aviation has indicated its readiness to allow competition into Ghana’s domestic air travel space in the short to medium term. The Ministry believes the move should contribute to Ghana’s competitiveness and make the country an attractive aviation hub within the sub-region. According to the Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko, attempts by the NPP administration to ...

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City Link initiates a comeback after 5 years of inactivity

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Local airline company, City Link, has initiated processes for a comeback at least within the short to medium term. This is the indication from the Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Simon Allotey. According to him, the airline company in February 2017 renewed its air carrier license after five years of inactivity. “City Link has recently renewed its ...

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