Passion Air begins operations in Ghana

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PasssionAir, a new domestic carrier, has taken delivery of its first 78 – seater aircraft, Bombardier Q400 turboprop, as it prepares to commence domestic operations in Ghana.

Passion Air which will begin with three daily flights to Kumasi from Accra, are also scheduled to fly to Tamale and Takoradi.

The Commercial Manager for Passion Air, Anita Khoury said the airline is expecting two more aircraft soon which will service all the three main routes thus Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi.

“Our operational plan is that we will start operating three daily flights, Accra-Kumasi with the first aircraft, that might last for just a few days—and then up until five frequencies per day.

We will be expecting our second aircraft in a maximum of two weeks. The second aircraft when it comes in, then we will introduce Tamale and increase the Accra-Kumasi frequency too. When the third aircraft comes in, we will introduce Takoradi scheduled operation and further increase the frequency on Tamale.”

The arrival of the airline will provide passengers travelling on the domestic routes with options and increased flexibility.

Speaking at a short ceremony to welcome Passion Air’s new aircraft, Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, John Dekyem Attafuah expressed delight at the arrival of PassionAir, adding that the commencement of domestic operations will provide the needed competition and offer the travelling public improved connectivity and affordable fares.

Mr. Simon Allottey, Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority also called on domestic airlines to consider collaborating and forming alliances with bigger carriers and also consider venturing into regional operations.

The arrival of PassionAir brings to two, the number of airlines operating within the domestic space.

Three more domestic operators – Baby Jet Airlines, Air Futures-trading as Unity Air, and Starbow – are expected to commence operations by end of the year.

While Unity and Baby Jet have almost completed their certification processes and are awaiting delivery of their aircraft to begin operations, Starbow is undergoing re-certification due to its inactivity over the past 60 days.

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