The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), says it is working to have Air Malta, Malta’s national carrier, to begin operations to Ghana by the end of the 2nd quarter of this year.
This will make Ghana the first destination of the Airline in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Currently, the airline which has its hub at the Malta International Airport operates services to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Speaking to Citi Business News on the importance of having Accra as a destination for the airline, CEO of GIPC, Yofi Grant, said the arrangement which is being finalized will open Africa up to Malta, while opening Europe up for Ghana.
“We are looking to see Air Malta operate its roots here. We first of all need to fully appreciate the business opportunity and finalize the type of arrangement we want as well as the type of regulatory framework needed among other things. Maybe they want to come to Accra directly or use Accra as a transit point and vice versa. We are looking at having the airline start operating by the end of the second quarter.”
He made the comments on the sidelines of the 2nd Ghana-Malta Business Forum in Accra.
GIPC signs MoU with Malta Enterprise to boost trade and investments in both countries
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in July 2019, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Malta Enterprise, Malta’s economic development agency, tasked with attracting new foreign direct investment as well as facilitating the growth of existing operations.
The MoU empowers both parties to set up a strategic think-tank composed of officers from both agencies and partnered stakeholders who will devise a three-year strategy covering areas of mutual interest.