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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

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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

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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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GCAA improves safety with new Air Traffic Management system

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Aviation industry players are hopeful that Ghana will be able to accommodate and manage more aircrafts and increase its revenue from the aviation sector effective next month. This follows the implementation of a new air traffic management equipment at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The safety equipment which will primarily be operated by the Air Traffic Management unit of ...

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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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Tax free domestic air tickets likely to start tomorrow

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Patrons of local airlines are expected to from Saturday, 1st April 2017, enjoy 17.5 percent slash on air tickets they purchase with the passage of the Appropriation Bill by Parliament. This is the indication from the Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah. The Bill which is expected to be passed today (Friday), will give approval to the tax cut announced by ...

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Aviation Minister hopeful of more funds after GH¢59m allocation

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The Aviation Minister, Cecelia Dapaah is confident her outfit’s performance in the aviation sector would warrant an upward review of its budgetary allocation in the mid-year budget review. It follows Parliament’s approval of 59, 392, 362 cedis to the Ministry for 2017. According to her, the ambitious plans outlined by the ministry should culminate in making Ghana an attractive hub ...

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