Information reaching Adepanews indicates that President Akufo-Addo is allegedly set to handover five (5) Aircraft to the Aviation Ministry Tomorrow in an attempt to rejuvenate Ghana’s Aviation sector.
The gargantuan move is a promise made by President Akufo-Addo in the build-up to the 2016 General Elections.
President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to Commission the 5 brand new Aircraft to the Aviation Ministry Tomorrow to enable the nation to take it’s rightful place once again as one of the dominant Airlines in Africa.
Ghana and Boeing company (a plane manufacturer) earlier this month, November 2020 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Dubai Air Show for three airplanes with a list price value of $877.5 million according to list prices.
The activity was to help the country fast-track the establishment of the home-based carrier.
The Minister of Aviation Joseph Kofi Adda who was present noted that “There is a growing demand for air travel to and from Ghana and we believe the advanced 787-9 Dreamliner gives us an efficient and flexible machine to launch a regional network and eventually serve international destinations in the future.”
He added, “The 787 has an excellent reputation for its operational performance, fuel efficiency, and passenger experience and we are confident that we have the right partner for our new carrier.”
Mr. Adda said the carrier, to be based in Accra, would establish the capital city as a strategic hub that serves cities across West Africa. Future routes would include destinations in Europe, North America, and Asia and the long-term plan is to open the airline to private investment and operation.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company Ihssane Mounir said, “Africa boasts a growing, young workforce and vast natural resources. We see the demand for air travel continuing to rise across the continent. Boeing is honored to work with Ghana in helping re-launch an airline to serve this vast market.”