Ashanti Airlines, a privately registered Ghanaian airline, is collaborating with the government to operate Ghana Airlines Ltd, a national commercial air carrier.
Zotus Group Inc, known for its diverse portfolio of projects, is Ashanti Airlines’ financial and operational partner with the Government of Ghana.
According to an official press release signed by Ashanti Airlines’ Accountable Manager and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday, the Partnership was in line with the Government’s policy of enabling the private sector to drive growth and transformation agenda for economic developments, as well as to boost the effective implementation of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
The airline has obtained its Air Carrier License (ACL) and is nearing completion of the Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
The new airline will begin operations in the third quarter of 2023 with domestic flights, followed by regional and international flights, including flights to Heathrow Airport in London (UK), JFK Airport in New York (USA), and beyond.
Mr Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transport, stated, “The time has come to return Ghana to the aviation map.”
“The new airline will bring pride and hope to millions of Ghanaians as we rediscover our slogan – Ghana Airline-The Pride of Africa,” according to the press release.
Ghana Airways, the country’s first national carrier, which was established by the government in 1958, ceased passenger flights in 2004 due to financial difficulties.