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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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Ghana’s focus on oil money dwarfs tourism industry – Lecturer

The discovery of oil in commercial quantities from the jubilee field has swayed government attention from the country’s rich tourism sector, says Dr Kobby Mensah, Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School. The move has led to the halting of activities earmarked to develop and promote Ghana’s historic sites …

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Africa World Airlines increases flights to Takoradi

Passengers flying to Takoradi can now do so with ease and flexibility with the launch of Africa World Airlines (AWA) three-times-weekly flight to Takoradi. The launch is expected to facilitate travel to and from the city for tourists and business people including the personnel of the oil and gas companies …

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