Source: citifmonline. com - Local airline company, City Link, has initiated processes for a comeback at least within the short to medium term. This is the indication from the Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Simon Allotey.
Source: citibusinessnews. com - Patrons of local airlines are expected to from Saturday, 1st April 2017, enjoy 17.5 percent slash on air tickets they purchase with the passage of the Appropriation Bill by Parliament.
This is the indication from the Aviation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah.
Goldstar Air will allow three free bags of 23 kilos each on board per passenger.
Goldstar Air, a wholly owned Ghanaian company, has received an Air Carrier Certificate from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights to 11 destinations across the world, including Baltimore in the United States of America and Gatwick in the United Kingdom.
NDC lost vs NPP, in the last General Elections 2016, December 7.
Ghana has suspended plans to get a partner for the new national airline. This is because the work of the approval committee in the Public Private Partnership process has stalled following the election of a new government.
The halt in operations of the committee will continue until the incoming NPP administration concludes appointments to key ministries, departments and agencies and subsequently form a new approval committee.
The proposed establishment of a new national airline, after the demise of Ghana Airways and its successor, Ghana International Airlines, has been in the works for about two years.
The process has seen the appointment of a transactional advisor in PwC, the publication of expression of interest, and the start of processes to duly license the proposed airline.
President John Dramani Mahama, December 2, cut sod for the commencement of the phase two of the Ho Airport project.
The president in September 2014 broke the ground for the 25-million-dollar Ho aerodrome project funded by the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL).
President John Dramani Mahama is set to inaugurate the Wa Airport in the Upper West Region for the start of commercial operation by end of this month, B&FT sources have revealed.
The airport has undergone extensive renovation including the construction of a suitable terminal building, construction of a new runway, and fencing of the facility to make it suitable and safe for commercial operations.
Source: B&FT Ghana - The Parliamentary Select Committee on Finance has recommended for the approval of the House a proposed US$185million direct and indirect tax waiver for contractors working on various airport projects in the country.
The Committee, in its report seen by the B&FT, recommended for the House to "approve a waiver of US$185million for a period of five years for the Ghana Airports Company Limited."
Source: Ghana Chronicle - Mr. Richard Aisuebeogun, Former Managing Director of Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FANN), has called for the commercialisation of airports in Africa to support the Aviation industry.
He said until countries see this as a commercial entity, the growth of the industry would remain stunting.
Source: B&FT Ghana - Ticket sales through the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) in Ghana could hit US$200 million by year end, which points to the prospects of the aviation market, drawing more airlines into the country.