Ghana signs MoU with EgyptAir for New National Carrier.

Ghana signs MoU with EgyptAir for New National Carrier.

Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with EgyptAir for the establishment of Ghanaian national carrier.  

The Ghanaian government has been on the market for a strategic partner in the establishment of the new national carrier. In the past the Ghanaian officials had signed a MoU with Ethiopian Airlines but the deal eventually fell out.

Ghana’s Aviation Minister Joseph Kofi Adda speaking to Aviation Ghana said, “We were looking out for what is best for Ghana in all our engagements with the potential partners.”

The MoU is expected to facilitate the establishment of a Ghanaian national carrier, identification of routes, fleet selection and personnel provision. Local personnel will be incorporated into the airline are expected to play key roles in the process.

One of EgyptAir Airbus A220-300. Image EgyptAir

EgyptAir Airlines’ chairman & CEO Pilot Amr Abu El-Enein, added, “We are pleased with the confidence of the Ghanaian government in choosing and preferring EgyptAir among the major European, Asian and African airlines for this strategic partnership in establishing a new airlines operates from its head quarter in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, and its network of lines extends throughout Africa, connecting it with countries of North and South America.”

At the 2019 Dubai Airshow, Boeing announced that, Boeing and the Republic of Ghana had signed an MoU for three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Speaking at the time Ghana Minister of Aviation Joseph Kofi Adda 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.”

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