Ghana International Airlines
The airline was set up in 2004 as a cooperation project between the government of Ghana and a group of private, international investors as the successor to Ghana Airways , which was liquidated in 2004 (" Public Private Partnership "). It was 70% state-owned. Ralph Atkin, founder of SkyWest in the USA, took on management duties here. In addition, other experienced managers from the aviation sector (such as Ian Presbury, formerly with Kenya Airways ) are part of the management of Ghana International Airlines.
Ghana International Airlines started daily flights between Accra and Gatwick near London on October 29, 2005 with a Boeing 767 . After the leased 767 was returned, the airline last had a Boeing 757-200 that was leased from Astraeus .
The company had ambitious purchase plans with the aim of becoming number one among the African lines. However, it has been insolvent since May 14, 2010 and has ceased flight operations. As a result of the bankruptcy, passengers stranded in London, Düsseldorf and Accra. The only aircraft was returned to the owner.
Ghana International Airlines only operated a single route in regular service, which ran from Accra to Gatwick Airport near London . Since December 1, 2008, the machine has made a stopover in Düsseldorf on this route there and back on Sundays .
When flight operations were discontinued in May 2010, the Ghana International Airlines fleet consisted of one aircraft:
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