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GHANA AIRLINES SCHEDULED TO OFFICIALLY COMMENCE OPERATIONS THIS YEAR

The Zotus Group, financial partner of the rejuvenated Ghana Airlines has said that operation of the state carrier will start this year.

According to the Group, everything is line for Ghana Airlines to provide its services to customers both locally and internationally in 2023.

“The time has come to return Ghana to the aviation map,” the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah said in a statement issued by Zotus Group. “Learning from past experiences and following best practices within the aviation industry, it is best to collaborate with the private sector.”

In November 2019 the Ghanaian government signed a provisional order at the Dubai Airshow to acquire three Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Ghana’s airspace has been without a national airline for 13 years following the collapse of former national airlines Ghana Airways, which occurred in 2004, and Ghana International Airlines, which followed six years later in 2010.

Ghana Airlines will be funded by the Zotus Group and will commence operations with flights to several domestic and regional routes, including services on global and European routes. The airline has also set its sights on operating flights to London Heathrow and New York.

Zotus Group co-founder, Emile Heskey commented on preparations to source aircraft for the airline’s operations “with a significant focus on cargo and passenger manifest from the British Government”, according to a report by AeroTime.

“It is with this support we anticipate a successful business model from the outset,” Heskey added.

The Ashanti Group was shortlisted among other bidders, namely through a competitive process, and subsequently received cabinet approval for the strategic partnership on 24 February 2022.

 

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