Just In: Ghana Set To Launch National Airline Worth $877.5m
The Republic of Ghana is set to relaunch a national airline. The country and Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding for three Boeing 787-9s, at a list price of $877.5 million.
Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Aviation and Member of Parliament of Ghana, said;
“There is a growing demand for air travel to and from Ghana and we believe the advanced 787-9 Dreamliner gives us an efficient and flexible machine to launch a regional network and eventually serve international destinations in the future. The 787 has an excellent reputation for its operational performance, fuel efficiency and passenger experience and we are confident that we have the right partner for our new carrier.”
Kofi Addarevealed that the launch is for Accra to be used as a hub from which to serve destinations in West Africa. Future routes would include destinations in Europe, North America, and Asia, with a long-term goal of opening the airline to private investment and operation.
“Africa boasts a growing, young workforce and vast natural resources. We see the demand for air travel continuing to rise across the continent. Boeing is honored to work with Ghana in helping re-launch an airline to serve this vast market,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. “We look forward to working with the government on an integrated solution that includes the 787-9 Dreamliner and aviation services to support the new airline and provide a superior experience for its future passengers.”