Cronos Airlines of Equatorial Guinean airline has begun commercial flights between Malabo and Accra with the aim of facilitating travel between the two West African nations.

The airline will operate two flights a week between Accra and Malabu on Mondays and Fridays which will also provide travellers from Ghana easy access to Sao Tome in Sao Tome and Principe and to Duala in the Cameroon.

Abena Agyeman-Rebollar, the Business Development Manager of Cronos Airlines, said here over the weekend that there was traffic on the route as many employees of oil and gas companies travel between Malabu to Ghana which currently is served only by a weekly flight between the two countries.

This difficulty of travel between the two countries, she explained, prompted the decision by Cronos to launch the service. The inaugural flight from Malabo landed here Friday.

She said the airline was open to expanding capacity on the route by deploying bigger planes if the market required it, adding that the airline wouldalso fly to other destinations in the sub-region, including Cotonou, Port Harcourt in Nigeria, Niamey and Duala as well as to Johannesburg.