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Government partners Ashanti Airlines for operation of home-based carrier

Ashanti Airlines is reportedly nearing completion of all financial preparations as the transaction between the Government of Ghana and the airline has reportedly been finalized, according to AviationGhana.

Ashanti Airlines will be able to launch operations by the end of this year thanks to its Air Carrier License (ACL) and the near completion of the issue of its Air Operator Certificate, a document authorizing an operator to conduct certain commercial air transport operations.

Ashanti Airlines has reportedly begun looking for potential staff, according to AviationGhana.

Ashanti Airlines is owned by Ghanaian business mogul and co-founder of the Despite Group of Companies, Osei Kwame Despite, and his partner, Ernest Ofori Sarpong.

The Despite Group, one of the biggest indigenous businesses with interests in the media, banking, food and beverage, and real estate industries, is a supporter of Ashanti Airlines.

Since the demise of Ghana International Airlines in 2010, which came after the demise of Ghana Airways in 2004, Ghana has been without a national airline.

The Ghana Airports Company Limited has updated the Covid-19 regulations for travelers entering and departing the country through Kotoka International Airport (KIA) (GACL).

A statement released on August 31, 2022 contains notice of the GACL’s amendment of the Covid-19 recommendations.

The new regulations will go into effect on September 1, 2022, in accordance with the GACL.

All international passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, intending to fly to Ghana, will be required to be completely immunized, according to the Airports Company. Before boarding a flight to Ghana, all international passengers, including those from the ECOWAS region, must submit a Port Health Declaration Form at https://www.ghs-hdf.org/hdf/.

The GACL specified that foreign residents and Ghanaians entering Ghana must go through additional procedures.

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