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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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Air disaster looms over ‘neglect’ of safety concerns – Group


The Bureau of Public Safety (BPS) is warning of what it refers to as a looming danger in Ghana’s aviation industry due to the neglect of safety standards. As a result, it is demanding a thorough audit into the operations of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The civil society group maintains that the failure by the GCAA to comply ...

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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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Consumer group cautions against AWA’s monopoly


Consumer rights agency, CUTS International wants authorities to be tough and avert consumer exploitation in the domestic aviation industry. It follows the sole operation of Africa World Airlines (AWA) in the domestic aviation sector. Africa World Airlines became the single company flying domestically after the suspension of operations of Starbow Airlines in December 2017. The development has since been met ...

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Sacked Starbow workers not to get any compensation


Citi Business News has gathered that workers of Local airline, Starbow, who have been dismissed will not receive any compensation package. Scores of workers of the airline yesterday were issued with letters terminating their employment contract. A letter sighted by Citi Business News signed by the CEO of the company, Mr. James Eric Antwi stated that contracts of workers have ...

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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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Civil Aviation prepares to offload air navigation role

Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko

 The policy statement on the decoupling of air navigation services from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is set to be made by the end of this month [October]. This should also deepen the regulatory function of the Authority. The Deputy Aviation Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko disclosed this to Citi Business News at the sidelines of the first African Air ...

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Aviation Ministry woos more local airlines

Aviation Minister - Cecilia Dapaah

The Ministry of Aviation has told Citi Business News it is seeking to give opportunities to more airlines to operate in Ghana’s domestic aviation industry. The move according to the Ministry, is to deepen competition and grow Ghana’s transport sector. The Minister of Aviation, Cecilia Dapaah who mentioned the plan to Citi Business News explained that this will include efforts ...

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GCAA cautions public against 2 ‘unapproved airlines’


The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has cautioned the public against doing business with Gold Star Airline and Global Ghana Airlines. According to the Authority, the two were found to be misleading the public that they operate flights from Accra to other parts of the world. A statement from the GCAA, signed by its Director-General, Simon Allotey, said, “Goldstar Airline ...

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