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Ghana to regain permission to fly airline to US by year end

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

Barring any last minute hitches, Ghana will regain its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Category one status by the close of 2018. The status will allow Ghana to fly its national carrier directly to the United States after the airline is inaugurated. Ghana lost its prestigious category one status  in 2001 following the revocation of the category one status assigned to ...

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We didn’t discriminate against passenger with ‘disability’ – Africa World


Africa World Airlines Limited (AWA), has denied the claim that its staff discriminated against a person with disability by preventing her from boarding a flight she had paid for. AWA believes the unfortunate incident may have been the result of a series of miscommunications that began when the plane ticket was purchased by the aggrieved customer, Rita Kirba. Rita needs ...

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Two new airlines to join domestic flight business

Director General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority - Simon Allotey

Two more airline companies are tipped to join Ghana’s aviation industry soon. This is according to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The Director General of the Authority, Simon Allotey explains that the coming on board of the two should drive competition and impact on the cost of domestic airfares. As Citi Business News explores this new announcement and what ...

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Air Namibia, APG Network partner for services in Ghana & Nigeria


Air Namibia has appointed APG Network as its agent for General Sales & Services in Ghana and Nigeria. APG Network will also operate a call center and customer care services on behalf of Air Namibia in the two countries. The partnership follows Air Namibia’s decision to launch the Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route, which will commence on June 29, 2018. This new route ...

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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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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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