Archive for Aviation

  • August 29, 2019

    Name Of...

    Ghana’s first national airline was named Ghana Airways and branded in the national colours red, gold and green with the black star rightly placed in the middle. After the collapse of Ghana Airways, its successor established on a Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis, was christened Ghana International Airlines. With government keen on...

  • February 15, 2019

    GCAA sets...

    The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has set up a task force to commence investigation into some reported extortion of money on passengers at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). “The attention of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has been drawn to allegations of coercion and extortion by uniformed personnel working at...

  • December 21, 2018

    Qatar Airways...

    Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar, is expected to soon complete arrangements to fly Ghana, by next year. “We have already gone far with talks with the Aviation Authorities in Ghana and will be flying to that country by middle of 2019”, Abkar Al-Baker, the Group Chief Executive Officer...

  • October 30, 2018

    Ethiopia Opens...

             Ethiopia to Issue Visa on Arrival to Africans   Ethiopia leads the way in the adoption of Regional Integration towards a united Africa. Leaders of pan-Africanism have always cited regional integration as one of the key pillars for African unity. Both Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere...

  • October 4, 2018

    ‘I starved...

    The Ghanaian pilot who flew the world’s biggest passenger Aircraft, Emirates A380 to Accra last Tuesday, Captain Solomon Quainoo, has charged students of his alma mater, Koforidua Secondary Technical School to be determined and work hard to achieve their dreams. Addressing the students when he visited the school together with...

  • October 4, 2018

    Ghana must...

    The Ghanaian pilot who historically flew the world’s biggest passenger Aircraft to Accra this week, Captain Solomon Quainoo, has made a passionate appeal to the government to invest more in the country’s aviation industry to help the country produce more local pilots. According to the Emirates Airline pilot, the high...

  • October 3, 2018

    Ghanaian-piloted A380...

    History was made yesterday in the country’s aviation section when the world’s biggest passenger aircraft, Airbus A380, belonging to Emirates Airlines, made a debut touch down in Ghana. The double-decker aircraft arrived at the newly constructed Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport on Tuesday afternoon to a rousing welcome...

  • September 20, 2018

    Turkish Airlines...

    Turkish Airlines has expressed interest in partnering the government of Ghana in the establishment of a national carrier. According to the Turkish Ambassador to Ghana, Nesrin Bayazit, Turkey has the capacity to provide the needed support to grow Ghana’s aviation industry. Ambassador  Nesrin Bayazit made the disclosure when she paid...

  • September 10, 2018

    KIA’s Terminal...

    From the 15th of September 2018, all international airlines will depart and arrive at the Terminal three of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). It follows the successful completion of live flights over the past week. Aviation authorities believe the move should reduce pressure on the current Terminal two and improve Ghana’s...

  • August 21, 2018

    Tax on...

    Operators of domestic airlines are to heave a sigh of relief with the amount of money they spend on aviation spare parts. It will follow the reduction in taxes on such products by the government. The Ministry of Aviation is currently engaging the Ministry of Finance for a rebate in...

  • August 20, 2018

    Passion Air...

    Patrons of domestic air travel should get access to alternatives by the end of August 2018. This is because a new airline, Passion Air, has joined the space to provide air transport services for the local market. This brings to two, the number of airlines operating in Ghana’s domestic aviation...

  • August 14, 2018

    Tamale Airport...

    Upon completion, the Tamale International Airport is expected to become the only Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility that will provide aircraft maintenance activities in Ghana and West Africa. This means that the airport will be mandated to repair and maintain aircraft such as jets and helicopters, including boeing and...

  • August 9, 2018

    Young, black...

    Transformation in South Africa’s aviation industry remains painfully slow owing to a myriad challenges that block newly qualified young black pilots from seeing their dream careers take off. A group of young pilots determined to break these barriers have come together to not only help each other overcome the obstacles,...

  • August 9, 2018

    Black female...

    The world of aviation is one that has been dominated by the male force for a number of decades, with very few female pilots making their names known around the world, but they are slowly rising to prominence. From the first black female pilot, Bessie Coleman from the USA, who...

  • August 4, 2018

    Eighteen dead...

    The transport ministry has launched an investigation after the deaths of three members of the aircraft crew and 15 passengers. Eighteen people have died after a helicopter crashed on its way to an oil station in northern Siberia. The Russian transport ministry said the model Mi-8 aircraft went down soon...

  • July 26, 2018

    Yemen’s rebels...

    UAE official denies attack but Abu Dhabi airport tweeted earlier there was an incident involving a supply vehicle. Yemen’s Houthi rebels say they attacked Abu Dhabi’s international airport in the United Arab Emirates with a drone. According to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah television channel, the Sammad-3 drone launched three strikes on the...

  • July 18, 2018

    Ethiopian Airlines...

    Passengers heading to London may have more options as Ethiopian Air has initiated talks with the government to take up an Accra-London route by September this year. Although some other airlines like South Africa Airways have expressed interest in taking up the same route, only British Airways does a direct flight...