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Sacked Starbow workers not to get any compensation

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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’

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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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Aviation Authority cracks whip on non-compliant airlines

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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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Aviation Minister inaugurates new GCAA Board                                                       

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Aviation Minister, Cecelia Dapaah has inaugurated a nine member board of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The board’s core mandate will be to govern activities of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. The minister by this charged the new board members to approach their new positions with diligence and all seriousness to achieve the ultimate goal of establishing Kotoka International ...

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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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