After the Ghanaian government declared it had chosen the name “Ghana Airlines” for the new flag carrier, the new national airline for Ghana is getting closer to taking off.
During the introduction of the 2023 budget to the Ghanaian Parliament, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta revealed the new name, according to AviationGhana.
According to a GhanaWeb report, Ofori-Atta also stated that the nation anticipates the airline to begin operations in 2023.
The new flag carrier, which will be supported by Ashanti Airlines, is in the process of receiving an Air Operator Certificate (AOC). In September 2022, Ashanti Airlines was chosen by the government of Ghana as a strategic investor to assist launch the new national airline. Ashanti Airlines outbid other bidders JNH Group, EgyptAir, and Ethiopian Airlines.
Osei Kwame Despite, co-founder of the Despite Group of Companies, and his business partner Ernest Ofori Sarpong are the owners of Ashanti Airlines, a company with its headquarters in Ghana.
With the launch of Ghana Airlines, Ghana will finally have a national airline after a 12-year absence. The former national carriers Ghana Airways and Ghana International Airlines both went out of business in 2004, and six years later, in 2010, respectively.