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Non IATA travel and tours association formed

An association of tour and travel operators outside the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Non-IATA Travel Association, has been formed in Ghana to bring together industry players with similar interests. The Association would focus on promoting tourism in the country and promote the interest of industry players. Mr Aaron …

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Authorities revamp tourist information desk at Kotoka International Airport

The Ghana Tourists Board in collaboration with authorities at the Kotoka International Airport has revamped the Tourist Information Desk (TID) at the Airport to provide crucial information for visitors to the country. The Tourist Information Desk, located in the arrival hall of the airport, serves as the first point of …

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Fastjet sells Fly540 Ghana for $1 – Reports

Reports in the global airline industry say the low-cost airline company operating in Africa, Fastjet is selling its Ghana business Fly540 for $1. According to Travel Weekly, “the business incurred a loss of more than $11 million last year with services suspended in May 2014.” The Proactive Investor indicates that …

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Barcelona’s Vueling launches direct flights to Accra

Barcelona’s busiest airline; Vueling would, from Saturday, June 20, launch direct weekly flights to Accra. The return flights to Accra would be operated every Saturday, with 180-seat Airbus A320s. Flight VY7706 would leave Barcelona at 1700 hours on Saturday, arriving in Accra at 2035 hours. The return would leave Accra …

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US Department of Transportation to assist Ghana’s aviation sector

Mr Anthony Foxx, the US Secretary of Transportation, has pledged the readiness of the United States Department of Transportation to provide technical assistance and capacity building support to the Ghana Aviation Training Academy (GATA). He said the US Department of Transport would also collaborate with Ghana in the development of …

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Ethiopian Airlines buys six more Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes

Ethiopian Airlines says it has bought six additional Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes from the manufacturers, a joint press release by Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. According to the release, the decision to purchase the equipment was based on the airlines’ ongoing fleet modernization strategy to operate …

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Lufthansa sets new fuel efficiency record

Airlines in the Lufthansa Group, have set a record for fuel efficiency of 3.84 litres of kerosene per 100 kilometres per passenger in 2014, representing an improvement of 1.6 per cent over the previous year. A statement issued in Accra by Lufthansa said as in previous years, the Group had …

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Ghana faces shortage of skilled personnel for the hospitality industry

Mr Herbert Acquaye, the President of the Ghana Hotels Association, has said Ghana’s potentials to make money through the hospitality industry could be wasted if attention was not given to the training of more professionals. According to him, there was a massive shortage of skilled personnel to manage the hotel …

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We flew two million passengers in five years – ASKY Airlines

ASKY Airlines says it has carried two million passengers after five years of its operations in West and Central Africa. The airline made the announcement in a press release issued and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Monday May 18, 2015. “After 5 years of operations in the subregions of West and Central …

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Kotoka International Airport to be de-congested

Passengers traveling through the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), would now have some relief from the congestion and long queues that characterized activities at the arrival and immigration halls at the airport. This follows works by the Ghana Airports Company limited (GACL), to expand the arrival hall by adding 5,142meters squared …

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