Asamoah Gyan to Launch Airline
President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that Asamoah Gyan, the Captain of the Black Stars has obtained a license from government to operate a private airline company in the country.
Nana Addo announced this at the launch of the 2017 African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra.
He said, “I have been reliably informed that the captain of our senior national team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, Baby Jet has obtained a carrier license and is working feverishly to establish an airline obviously called, Baby Jet Airline”.
According to the President, the company will be branded as Baby Jet Airlines, which is Asamoah Gyan’s nick-name.
Reports suggest that the company will commence operations with cargo handling, before expanding subsequently to airlift travellers.
The government has also announced plans to open up Ghana’s local airline industry to attract more players and drive competition.
The 2017 budget had the removal of the 17.5% VAT on domestic air tickets and efforts have been made to keep the price of aviation fuel at competitive rates in relation to Ghana’s peers within the sub region.
The African Airshow which is currently ongoing, is an aviation industry fair that brings together players in the sector to network.
The Expo provides an opportunity for manufacturers and service providers in the sector to explore and meet potential customers.
Also, it will highlight the importance of infrastructure within the aviation industry to discover first-hand the range of new technologies and solutions that the industry has to offer.
The event would showcase what Ghana offers in terms of aviation. Leading media group EIB Network is offering Gh¢2 million worth of airtime to promote the Expo.