Relaunch of United Airlines demonstrates confidence in Ghana’s aviation industry – Yaw Kwakwa

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Sat, 15 May 2021 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa, has said the relaunch of flight operations by U.S based United Airlines to Ghana demonstrates confidence in the country’s aviation industry.

According to him, the feat was made possible through great strides made towards positioning Ghana as the preferred aviation hub and leader in airport business in the subregion.

Speaking at a ceremony in Accra on May 15, Yaw Kwakwa said, “GACL welcomes the decision by United Airlines to relaunch passenger flight operations in Ghana. This is a demonstration of the confidence placed in Ghana as the preferred aviation leader in airport business in West Africa.”

US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan on her part described the move as one that will increase opportunities for cross-border trade and boost Ghana’s eco-tourism industry.

“Today’s flight and many regular flights to come, provide an avenue for the people of Ghana and United States to connect and reconnect with each other,” the Ambassador said.

Ghana’s Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, who was represented by Amin Abdul Rahman, Director of M & A, Ministry of Transport the airliner for making the bold decision in returing to Ghana even in the midst of the pandemic's difficult period for the global aviation industry.

The entry of United Airlines into Ghana, he noted, will further “build closer ties between Ghana and the United of America”. He was also optimistic that the thrice-weekly flight service will quickly grow to daily flights.

Patrick Quayle, Vice President of International Network and Alliance at United Airlines said the decision to operate in Ghana will further expand its Africa route and aviation business network.

The US-based airline, United Airlines will operate three flights per week to Accra, offering passengers more travelling options to the US.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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