South African Airlines(SAA) has been given the green light by government to ply the Accra – London route.
The approval is however subject to laid down rules by Ghanaian and United Kingdom aeronautical authorities.
The Minister of Transport, Fifi Kwetey announced this during a ceremony to mark one year of the airline’s flight between Accra and Washington DC.
According to him, the decision follows the success of SAA’s exclusive flights from Accra to Washington DC, a year after it started flying that route.
“I am happy to announce that we have given approval to a request from South African Airlines to exercise traffic right to operate on the Accra London route once they satisfy the criteria laid down by the Ghana and United Kingdom governments,” he said.
He recalled that a similar request made by the airline to fly Accra-Washington some few years back has proved fruitful.
“As it were a request was made by South African Airlines to fly from Accra to Washington and it has been very successful,” he added.
He stated that as part of government’s effort to make Ghana an aviation hub in the sub-region, the Ghana Airports Company and GCAA have embarked on some expansion projects to raise the the standards of all airports in the country.
“The Ghana Airports Company Limited and the GCCA have embarked on massive infrastructure investment with a view to opening up our country and also to create opportunity to airlines to have a conducive environment for operations,” he said.
By: Pearl Akanya Ofori/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana