Source: B&FT - The country must continuously invest in tourism infrastructure and commit funds to maintaining existing tourist sites to realise the full benefit of tourism, according to Anthony Safo, Marketing Manager Anglophone West Africa, Kenya Airways.
Source: B&FT - Government is seeking Qatar-based carrier Qatar Airways as main partner for the proposed new national carrier, the B&FT sources have said.
The decision to sound out government’s interest in having Qatar Airways as a partner is deeply rooted in the airline’s financial capacity, network, and technical expertise -- needed to build a viable carrier for the country after two failed attempts.
Sorce: starrfmonline.com - Local airline Starbow has upgraded its safety pedigree in the industry with the acquisition of Operational Safety Audit Certificate from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The certificate is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control systems of airlines.
Source: citifmonline.com - Domestic Airliner Starbow has won again the coveted domestic airline of the year, in Ghana for the year, 2014 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) for the 2nd time in a row.
The airline was awarded for its unmatched services to passengers and other clients in the year under review.
Source: GNA - The Tamakloe Ward of the 37 Millitary Hospital on Monday received medical equipment worth GH¢ 5,000 from the Africa World Airline (AWA).
The donation was part of activities by the Airline to mark its third year of operation in Ghana, which fell on September 21.
Source: starrfmonline.com - Some Domestic Airlines are worried the high cost of aviation fuel in the country could soon run down their business.
One of such carriers, Africa World Airlines, has revealed that it currently fuels its planes in Nigeria due to the high cost of fuel in Ghana.
Source: B&FT - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and South African bank ABSA have held talks with management of the Ghana Airports Company (GACL) to provide a US$150million loan facility for construction of the proposed Ho and WA airports.
Mr. Twumasi Ankrah-Selby, Chief Director of the Ministry of Transport said: "Management of GACL just returned from South Africa to conclude arrangement for the additional US$150million, which looks favourable. ABSA and AfDB are to provide the funds".
Source: GNA - Government has re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring that the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) becomes an aviation hub within the sub-region.
“The government of Ghana would continue to support the KIA with a State of the Art equipment to improve airport operations and excellent safety and security.”