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. 

Source: TV3network. com - The Kumasi International Airport has received a major boost with the provision of aviation fuel storage facility.

This means domestic airlines which hitherto had to fuel from Sunyani, Tamale and Takoradi, can now refuel their aircrafts at the Kumasi Airport, the second major airport after the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

Source: B&FT Ghana - More passengers are opting to travel by road to major capitals in the country, as air fares remain elevated due to the imposition of a 17.5 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) on domestic air transport in July 2015.

Latest statistics show a very significant slump in passenger throughput from an average of 55,000 passengers per month in 2014 to just under 20,000 passengers per month as at December 2015.

Source: TV3network. com - Passengers who travelled through the Kumasi International Airport last Friday evening were subjected to a harrowing experience when they were made to walk through rains from the tarmac to the arrival hall.

The passengers, who arrived in a Starbow flight from Accra around 6:30pm at a time that it was raining, had to walk about 100 metres in the rain from the tarmac to the arrival hall with umbrellas provided by officials of the airline.

Source: Citi FM Ghana - Airfares are likely to be reduced if the operation costs of airline companies are reduced. 

This is the verdict of Vice President, Africa of the International Air Transport Association, Raphael Kuuchi. 

Source: B&FT Ghana - International airlines are shying away from Ghana as a result of the current high aviation fuel prices, Raphael Kuuchi, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Vice President for Africa has said.

President John Dramani Mahama says government is working assiduously to get a new national airline established on a Public-Private-Partnership basis soon, after a successful prefeasibility study.

“Government’s plan to set up a new national airline under a PPP arrangement to support the policy-objective of establishing Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as an aviation hub is also on-going. It is my expectation, therefore, that Terminal 3 will play a pivotal role to support the operations of this new airline,” President Mahama said.

Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The quest to make the country the aviation hub of West Africa was given a fresh impetus when the sod was cut for work to begin on the Terminal 3 building at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra Tuesday.