Citi Business News has gathered that Nigerian airline Dana Air is set to begin operations in Ghana soon.
[contextly_sidebar id=”FnmW4xzZcABsUY0F6G28lWGgmuFbKWtQ”]The airline when operational in Ghana will ply the Accra-Lagos route.
It will become the third Nigerian airline to ply that route.
Currently Aero and Arik Air, and Ghanaian airline Africa World Airlines (AWA) ply that route.
Though Starbow airline, an indigenous Ghanaian airline was last year granted permission to operate flights between the two countries by Nigeria’s civil aviation authority, it is yet to commence operations.
Citi Business News sources say Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), upon inspection of Dana Air’s aircraft and facilities at its base in Murtala Mohammed Airport Terminal 2, has given permission for the operator to start flying the route in line with the existing bilateral agreement between the two countries.
Dana Air’s entry into Ghana is expected to enhance competition on that route.
Dana Air experienced a fatal air crash in 2012 leading to the suspension of its license in 2012 but it was cleared by Nigeria’s Civil Aviation Authority to resume flights in 2014.
By: Norvan Acquah – Hayford/citifmonline.com/Ghana