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Ghana shortlists airlines for national carrier

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Ghana’s Aviation Minister has named three airlines which are being considered for the establishment of a national carrier.

According to Aviation Minister, Cecelia Dapaah the airline being considered are Air Mauritius, Ethiopian Air and Africa World Air are currently in discussions with government for setting up a national carrier.

According to ATQ News, at the launch of the aviation safety week, Dapaah said her ministry is seriously assessing the proposal to find a suitable partner for government.

Proposals to establish a new national airline follow the demise of Ghana Airways over a decade ago, and its successor, Ghana International Airlines, a few years later.

Given the average growth rate of 7% in the aviation sector over the past half-decade, government is seeking to establish a new flag-carrier on a public-private basis to tap into the current growth.

The Aviation Minister who is hopeful the deal will soon be sealed said, “we had a lot of solicited and unsolicited proposals that we are studying so very soon, so we are reviewing all of them,” she said.

She said government will make a decision at the right time about the best option for the Private Public Partnership (PPP).

Jeanette Briedenhann
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