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.

 
 
Source: B&FT Ghana - The Ghana Airports Company Limited is seeking private capital to execute its Airport City II project, designed to enhance facilities at airport enclave and improve its non-aeronautical revenue.

The Airport City II project, to be sited on the southern side of the Kotoka International Airport, close to the Accra Polo Grounds, will consist of a mixed-use development of hotels, offices, multi-storey car park, and shops, among others.

 
 
Source: GNA - Cronos Airlines, an Equatorial Guinean airline, has begun commercial flights to Accra, with the aim of facilitating movement between the two countries and across West Africa.
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The airline will operate two flights a week between Accra and Malabu on Mondays and Fridays and provide easy access to Sao Tome and Duala.

Mrs Abena Agyeman-Rebollar, Business Development Manager of Cronos, said there was a traffic on the route as many oil and gas employees travel between Malabu to Ghana but currently what exists is a weekly flight between the two countries.
This difficulty of moving between the two countries, she explained, prompted the decision by Cronos to start the flights.

 
 
Source: Xodus Communications Limited - Xodus Communications Limited the organisers of the Aviation Awards has announced the 2016 Nominees for this year's Awards.

According to the Events Director, Richard Abbey Jnr, 82 entries were received from over 25 companies.

 
 
Source: B&FT Ghana - The Ghana Airports Company Limited is to construct a new terminal building at the Kumasi Airport to ease the current congestion at the facility.

The decision to construct a new terminal is also to ready it for regional flights from Kumasi to the sub-region, following firm interests shown by regional airlines to operate flights from the Ashanti Regional capital.

 
 
Kenya Airways was last night named Africa’s Leading Airline 2016 at the World Travel Awards gala ceremony held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. 

Kenya Airways beat other nominees including Egypt Air, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways and Tunisair to win the coveted trophy voted by customers. The airline also bagged Africa’s leading airline in the Business class for the fourth consecutive year.