GHANA ISSUES AIR CARRIER LICENCE TO NEW AIRLINE
ACCRA, The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has issued an Air Carrier Licence to Goldstar Air, a privately-owned Ghanaian airline, to operate scheduled and non-scheduled flights across the world.
When it begins operations, Goldstar Air, which has started recruiting staff, will operate to 11 destinations, including Baltimore in the United States Gatwick inB britain. It is also expected to fly to Guangzhou, Dubai, Monrovia, Lagos, Abidjan, Freetown, Dakar, Conakry and Banjul.
The airline will be using Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft for its long-haul routes and the Boeing 737-300 ER in the West African coast sub-region.
GCAA Deputy Director General Martey Boye Atoklo presented the licence to Eric Bannerman, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, at the Accra International Airport over the weekend.
The granting of the licence marks only the first of five stages, the final of which is the Air Operator Certificate, over a period which make take between three months and two years, before flights are actually launched.
The management of Goldstar Air has, however, assured that it has done adequate work to satisfy the requirements to start actual flights by April 2017.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK