Friday, October 22, 2021
That COVID-19 has disrupted our way of living and economies around the world is an understatement. Every sector/industry has been affected anyhow you look at it. One such sector badly hit is aviation which employs millions of people and acts as the central nervous system of international business and leisure....
The Minister for Aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has indicated that two new domestic airlines will be coming on stream sometime in the second quarter of the year. Presently, Africa World Airlines (AWA) remain the only domestic air carrier and the Minister reckons with two new airlines coming on board,...
Indigenous airline Africa World Airlines (AWA) is scaling-up its sub-regional operations with the addition of Freetown, Sierra Leone, to its destinations. The airline’s new service to Freetown is expected to offer more travelling options to Ghanaians seeking to do business in neighbouring West Africa states or travelling for pleasure. AWA is...
A new terminal set to open at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport (KIA) aims to ease congestion and is expected to help facilitate tourism growth. Officials are preparing for the launch of a third international terminal at KIA, the country’s largest aviation gateway, in the second quarter of this year. Spread over...
Indigenous airline, Africa World Airlines (AWA), the only airline currently providing domestic air services in the country, has increased its flight frequency between Accra and Kumasi, and Accra-Tamale, to help meet the increased demand. This follows the suspension of operations of Starbow–the second domestic airline operator. AWA has increased its Accra-Kumasi-Accra...
Domestic and foreign investors have submitted various proposals to the Aviation Ministry to partner government in the development of on-ground aviation infrastructure, in line with the country’s vision to be an air transport hub. B&FT sources say that a proposed airport in the Western Region, development of the KIA Airport...
Servair, a leading airline catering and logistics provider in France and Africa, and a member of the Gategroup, has inaugurated its ultramodern catering facility within the precincts of the Kotoka International Airport in Accra. Covering a surface area of 2,600 metre-square, the unit welcomes 115 employees and has the capacity...
Domestic passenger throughput for the first nine months of this year has increased by 26 percent - from about 136,731 to 184,772 - following abolition of the 17.5 percent Value Added Tax on domestic airfares. The Deputy Minister of Finance, Kweku Kwarteng, told this to Members of Parliament on the...
National boxing legend and former WBC featherweight  and WBC super featherweight champion, Azumah Nelson, has held discussions with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)–the aviation industry regulator–about establishing an airline. www.aviationghana.com sources say, the discussions took place months ago and the boxing ‘professor’ and his business associates are now expected to submit some...
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of full-time travel agents in the U.S. dropped from a high of 124,000 in 2000 to around 74,000 in 2014. I did not chance upon any Statistics for Ghana. If they are available I will be glad to receive...
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