Govt. Hoping To Restore Crumbled National Airline By October

Since the fall of Ghana’s national airline, Ghana International Airlines, in 2010, the government is anticipating the revival of the division with another aircraft by October.

Ghana’s transport minister Fiifi Kwetey said “Pushing towards that calendar, we have had a number of offers already. We have a lot of technical expertise on-going with South Africa Airways. We are not looking at being a majority shareholder but have significant minority,”

He envisaged the first flight to take off in October with concentration in the west coast of Africa before expanding to other regions.

The defunct Ghana International Airlines (GIA) took over from Ghana Airways as a national airline in 2004 as a partnership between the government of Ghana and a group of private international investors.

The government possessed 70% of offers while the worldwide consortium claimed 30% in the GIA which had one plane and partnered with various international airlines to support its operations.

The prior airline, Ghana Airways, had cooperation agreement with South African Airways in 1999 however was run down by debt and legitimate dispute since its establishing in 1958.

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