Ghana On Course To Become Aviation Hub
John Dekyem Attafuah, Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company (GAC), says Ghana is on course towards becoming an Aviation Hub in the West African sub-region.
He said the Aviation Sector has put adequate facilities in place to make operations very efficient for both local and international airlines.
Mr. Attafuah made this known when he welcomed the Captain of the brand new B787-9 to Accra Ghana.
Speaking with a section of the media, he said; “We are getting very close to making Ghana the Aviation hub in the sub-region.
“Next year by now our terminal project would be completed and we will be offering the most modern airport in the sub-region.
“And as we continue to do all these and put in the infrastructure, we expect that we achieve that objective very soon”.
He said “For now, we expect domestic flights to be handled from terminal two while terminal three takes all the international passengers”.
Mr. Attafuah said all the facilities “we are putting together makes airlines operation here much more efficient and that alone is incentive enough for international airlines to try and use Ghana as their gateway”.
“We want Ghana to become the aviation hub in the sub-region and these are some of the things we have to do to attract the big boys into our air space and into our airport. We hope to attract more of them. Ghana is ready for business”, he added.
Mr. Attafuah noted the arrival of ET 787-900, a top of the range for Boeing, is a real statement that they believe in Ghana.
“We see this as a statement of confidence in the country and the ability of the Ghana Airport Company to deliver.
“Therefore, we see this as opening the door for other airlines to begin to use our facilities.
The GAC boss said the Aviation Ministry is working assiduously to ensure that the country gets a national airline.
“There have been discussions with various airlines, including Ethiopian Airlines; and it is my hope that this can further progress to ensure that in the not too distant future we can have a national airline”, he concluded.