||GHANA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
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FORMED IN 2004 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2005. FORMERLY "AFRICAN AIRWAYS," "AIR GHANA," & "GHANA AIRWAYS." INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, SCHEDULED, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
GHANA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES
SILVER STAR TOWER, AIRPORT CITY
PRIVATE BAG 78
KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
5 ALEMA AVENUE
GHANA AIRWAYS AVENUE,
AIRPORT RESIDENTIAL AREA
P O BOX 1636
Ghana (Republic of Ghana): Formed in 1957. Capital City: Accra. Official language: English. Population: 18 million. Area: 238,537 sq km.
JUNE 1996: GHANA INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES (GHN) IS GOVERNMENT OWNED.
MAINTENANCE BY SHANNON AEROSPACE, IRELAND.
1,481 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 53 FLIGHT CREW (FC).
INITIATION OF PRIVATIZATION.
START OF SERVICE TO USA WITH AID BY AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) & MD-11 LEASED FROM WORLD AIRWAYS (WLD). (GHN) FLIES SERVICES TO LONDON, DUSSELDORF, ROME, JEDDAH, DUBAI, ABIDJAN, BANJUL, CONAKRY, CONTONOU, DAKAR, FREETOWN, HARARE, LAGOS, AND LOME.
1 DC-10-30 (46554), SKYJET 3 YEAR LEASED.
SEPTEMBER 1996: RENEWS AUTHORITY TO NEW YORK (DC-10-30).
+1 DC-10-30, SKYJET, BELGIUM WET-LEASED.
MARCH 1997: 1 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2), SKYJET WET-LEASED.
MAY 1997: 1 DC-9-51 (47755) WRITTEN OFF (W/O).
JUNE 1997: 1,120 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 121 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 132 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT).
SEPTEMBER 1997: 1 DC-9-51 (47655), EX-AVENSA (AVN), LEASED.
NOVEMBER 1997: 2ND DC-9-51 (47692), EX-AVENSA (AVN).
DECEMBER 1998: RESUMED SERVICE TO MONROVIA.
APRIL 1998: 1,120 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 121 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 132 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).
DECEMBER 1998: A300B4-622R OPERATES BY BELLVIEW AIRLINES (BEB), NIGERIA, TO LONDON HEATHROW.
FEBRUARY 1999: (UKCAA) WILL CONDUCT A SAFETY AUDIT OF AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES IN GHANA, AND PRIVATIZATION OF ACCRA'S KOTOKA AIRPORT.
"AIR GHANA" 707-323C (619-19519, 9G-AYO) SEEN AT SOUTHEND.
APRIL 1999: CODE SHARE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN, INCLUDING AN ALLIANCE WITH SOUTH AFRICAN EXPRESS, SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINK, AIR NAMIBIA (NAM), AND KALAHARI EXPRESS.
POSSIBLY IN NOVEMBER 1999 TO USA, ADDING ATLANTA, VIA ACCRA, FROM JOHANNESBURG.
1,097 EMPLOYEES. (http://www.ghana-airways.com).
AUGUST 1999: 1 +1 ORDER DC-10-30, WORLD AIRWAYS (WLD) WET-LEASED. 1ST WILL REPLACE DC-10-30 LEASED FROM SKYJET.
OCTOBER 1999: 1 DC-10-30 (46959), EX-MALAYSIA AIRLINES (MAS).
NOVEMBER 1999: GHANA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE REGION TO HAVE (FAA) SAFETY OVERSIGHT CATEGORY 1 RATING, & THE GOVERNMENT IS INVESTING $120 MILLION IN AVIATION INFRASTRUCTURE, OVER 4- TO 5 YEAR PERIOD, INCLUDING $74 MILLION EXPANSION AT ACCRA AIRPORT WITH VISUAL LANDING AIDS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC) TOWER IMPROVEMENTS, RUNWAY RESURFACING, DEDICATED CARGO FREIGHT BUILDING, AND BAGGAGE ARRIVAL HALL.
DECEMBER 1999: 2ND DC-10-30 (CF6-50C) (46933), MALAYSIAN AIRLINES (MAS) LEASED.
FEBRUARY 2000: IN MARCH 2000, CODE SHARE WITH ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES (ETH) TO ADDIS ABABA.
DC-10-30 (46554), RETURNED TO SKYJET (SKJ).
MARCH 2000: GHANA BECOMES 4TH AFRICAN COUNTRY TO CONCLUDE AN
"OPEN-SKIES" ACCORD WITH THE USA.
APRIL 2000: APPLIES FOR SAME AIRPLANE SERVICE TO WASHINGTON (DC-10, 24C, 238Y) INSTEAD OF CURRENT NEED, TO CHANGE AIRPLANES IN NEW YORK, OR INTERMEDIATE POINTS IN EUROPE. THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S JULY 2000 TO BALTIMORE (DC-10-30, 2/WEEK).
1,097 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 41 FLIGHT CREW (FC), & 132 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA)).
MAY 2000: IN JULY 2000, TO BALTIMORE, USA (DC-10, 2/WEEK).
JULY 2000: TO HAVE ALITALIA (ALI) UPGRADE OF (GHN) DC-10-30 INTERIORS.
CONTRACTED BELLVIEW (BEB) AND ADC AIRLINES (ADN) TO OPERATE ITS CODE SHARE ROUTE WITH NIGERIA AIRWAYS (NIA) BETWEEN ACCRA AND LAGOS.
AUGUST 2000: AIR GHANA 707-323C (19519, 9G-AYO), LEASED
TO PETERSBURG AVIATION SERVICES (PED).
OPERATES DC-10, VIA MONROVIA TO NEW YORK (JFK), AS LONE STAR AIRLINES.
OCTOBER 2000: THE USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) OK'S SERVICE TO NEW YORK (JFK), VIA BANJUL.
4 ORDERS EMBRAER ERJ-145'S.
NOVEMBER 2000: INCDT: (GHN) DC-9 MAKES A BELLY LANDING AT CONAKRY,
GUINEA. DC-9 (797-47679, 9G-ADY) IS WRITTEN-OFF (W/O). PILOTS (FC) APPEARED TO HAVE FORGOTTEN TO LOWER THE LANDING GEAR. ALTHOUGH MINOR DAMAGE ON LANDING, A CHAIN USED TO LIFT THE AIRPLANE, RIPPED A MAJOR PART OF THE FUSELAGE.
MAY 2001: MAIN BASE: ACCRA (KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL) (ACC).
AUGUST 2001: SITA: LONHYCR.
JANUARY 2002: 1 A320-212 (814, SU-LBB), LOTUS AIR (LOU) WET-LEASED.
May 2002: Had its DC-10 impounded at London Heathrow (LHR) by liquidators Benedict Mackenzie for unpaid 2-year-old debts of 4 million pounds, owed to AJ Walter Aviation (AJW). As a consequence, the airline suspended services to the UK and Italy, its only other European destination. (GHN) is now in negotiations with Tryaton of Switzerland and T&E of Lebanon, who have proposed providing a fleet of airplanes, cash, and the management support, in return for a 3 or 5 year, joint venture agreement.
October 2002: SITA: ACCCZGH.
January 2003: In 2002, paid almost $20 million to its creditors, reducing its debt to $146 million. Has been making net monthly profits since July 2002.
March 2003: DC-9-32 (47516), Million Air Charters (MIL) wet-leased.
April 2003: (http://www.flyghanaairways.com).
As the Ghanaian flag carrier, Ghana Airways (GHN) operates from Accra to 11 destinations in West Africa and points in Europe, southern Africa, and the USA.
Parent organization/shareholders: Government of Ghana (100%).
International, Scheduled Destinations: Abidjan; Baltimore; Bamako; Banjul; Beirut; Conakry; Cotonou; Dakar; Dusseldorf; Freetown; Johannesburg; Lagos; London; Monrovia; New York; Ougadougou; & Rome.
A330-322 (143), Skyservice (SKB) wet-leased.
July 2003: 2 DC-9-51's (47732, 5X-TWO; 47746, 5X-TRE), ex-Africa One (YBG), Boeing Capital (TBC) wet-leased.
September 2003: 2002 = 942 million passenger traffic (RPK) (-25.2%); 300,000 passengers (PAX) (-12.3%).
2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES PASSENGER TRAFFIC (RPK) (MILLION):
206 (CRH) 983; 207 (NOD) 972; 208 (JAT) 972; 209 (ASY) 969; 210 (GHN) 942; 211 (TRANS STATES A/L) 861M; 212 (SAS) COMMUTER) 854M; 213 (PORTUGALIA) 827; 214 (ADR) 794; 215 (PIE) 789; 216 (MIB) 771.
October 2003: A plan to reorganize the airline is to be implemented by Brian Davis, a consultant.
DC-10-30 (46712, 9G-AND), AGES (AGJ) leased.
February 2004: (GHN) CEO, Philip Owusu appealed to Peter Cardinal Appiah Turkson to use his "good offices" to persuade Alitalia (ALI) to reschedule payments of $25 million in debt for maintenance services. Owusu also congratulated Cardinal Turkson on his recent appointment and presented him with a ticket for any (GHN) flight.
July 2004: The USA Department of Transportation (DOT) notified Ghana Airways (GHN) that it has "no authority to operate its service into and out of the USA until aviation investigators can resolve serious questions surrounding the safety of its airplanes and why it continued to fly to the USA despite the fact that it had allowed its operating license to expire in July 2004."
August 2004: The Ghana government sacked the (GHN) board and suspended all service. Meanwhile, a four-member task force has been set up to administer the airline, which owes creditors $160 million. Ghana Airways will sell a 30% stake to Ghana International Airlines (GHN), with the government continuing to hold the majority shareholding. The government hopes to announce a partnership deal with a consortium called (GHN), led by a Utah-based company called Sentry Financial Corporation, who will invest $60 million for a 49% share. Ghana Airway's debt would be the responsibility of the government, which would still retain a 51% stake in the new venture.
(GHN) will be headed by J Ralph Atkin, founder of SkyWest Airlines, who is President of the World Transport Group which heads the consortium with Sentry Financial International.
November 2004: SITA: ACCEZGH.
December 2004: The Republic of Ghana and a USA consortium GIA-USA signed definitive agreements to create Ghana International Airlines (GHN), a new carrier who will replace the old national airline of Ghana, which is winding down operations. Ralph Atkin, CEO, who SkyWest Airlines in the USA stated "We can now focus on establishing a world class airline serving West Africa and points in Europe and North America."
February 2005: Parent organization/shareholders: Ghana government (51%); Sentry Financial Corporation, Utah, USA (49%).
May 2005: To equip its fleet with 767-300ER and MD-90 airplanes.
The (FAA) lowers Ghana's safety rating from Category 1 to Category 2 after a reassessment of its civil aviation authority found it does not comply with international safety standards set by (ICAO).
August 2005: Accra and Lagos to Abidjan (12/week). To Bamako, Ouagadugu, Banjul, Freetown, & Monrovia (6/week), and to Dakar & Conakry (4/week). In winter, to London and Dusseldorf, plus Johannesburg.
October 2005: Ethiopian Airlines (ETH) has made a substantial equity investment in Ghana International Airlines (GHN) and will provide technical, commercial and management expertise and training facilities through a services agreement. The two airlines will also team up to offer a wide ranging and alliance agreement that will enable their passengers to have better access to the combined worldwide network of the two airlines.
757-225 (22210, N930RD), Ryan International (RYN) damp-leased for Accra to London. Flights to Dusseldorf, Germany are also planned.
November 2005: Macair Cargo is now the exclusive cargo general sales agent for Ghana International Airlines (GHN)'s new daily services from London Gatwick to Accra. (GHN) operates a 757 on the route and intends to eventually increase its capacity to a 767.
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July 2006: Ghana International Airlines (GHN) will inaugurate nonstop service from Accra to Abuja (Nigeria) on August 18th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week, on Mondays & Fridays, with its 757-200.
September 2006: Ghana International (GHN) will inaugurate nonstop service from Accra to Johannesburg on October 29th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week, departing Accra on Wednesdays & Sundays, and Johannesburg on Mondays & Thursdays, using a 757-200.
November 2006: 767-366ER (24541, TF-LLA), Icelandair (ICE) wet-leased - see photo.
April 2007: 757-258 (27622, G-STRZ), Air Astraeus (AUA) wet-leased.
March 2008: Ghana International Airlines (GHN) is currently wet-leasing a 757-200 (TF-FIY), from Loftleidir/Icelandair (ICE) - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - "GHN-757-200-2008-03."
April 2008: Ghana International Airlines (GHN) has a 757-225 (22691, TF-LLY), ex-Gir Jet (GIR), Icelandair (ICE) wet-leased - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "GHN-757-2008-04."
July 2008: Ghana International Airlines (GHN) is the national carrier, and has developed Accra as the "Gateway to Africa," providing connections from Europe and North America to Accra and onward within Africa.
Parent organization/shareholders: Ghanaian government (70%); & USA Consortium (GIA-USA) (30%).
Employees = 125.
(IATA) Code: GO - 678. (ICAO) Code: GHB (Callsign - GHANA AIRLINES).
Main base: Accra Kotoka International Airport (ACC).
International, scheduled destinations: Abidjan; Abuja; Amsterdam; Bamako; Banjul; Conakry; Dakar; Dusseldorf; Freetown; Johannesburg; Lagos; London; Monrovia; & Ougadougou.
December 2008: World nations currently rated Category 2 by the USA (FAA) under the agency's International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program are: Bangladesh, Belize, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Israel, Kiribati, Montenegro, Nauru, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Serbia, Swaziland, Ukraine, Uruguay and Zimbabwe. The (FAA) rating prevents nation's airlines being allowed to fly into the USA. They have the option to fly to the USA with an airline who is approved under Category 1.
The (FAA) states that a Category 2 rating "may involve a country lacking laws or regulations necessary to oversee air carriers in accordance with international standards, or that its civil aviation authority does not meet international standards in one or more areas such as technical expertise, trained personnel, record keeping, or inspection procedures."
(APG) Global Associates said five more airlines joined its interline e-ticketing program - - Air China (BEJ), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), Ghana International Airlines (GHN), Phoebus Apollo Aviation (PHB) and Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ). Joining (APG) (IET) permits airlines to use the Heli Air Monaco (YO/747) e-ticket as a neutral ticketing platform.
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1 707-323C (JT3D-3B) (619-19519, "AIR GHANA," 9G-AYO), LST (PED) 2000-08, LST EQUAFLIGHT (TN-AGO) 2000-11.
0 757-225 (RB211-535E4) (42-22210, /84 N930RD), (RYN) DAMP-LSD 2005-10. RTND 2006-04. 16C, 144Y.
0 757-225 (RB211-535E4) (155-22691, /87 TF-LLY - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "GHN-757-2008-04"), EX-(GIR), (ICE) WET-LSD 2008-04. RTND. 16C, 144Y.
1 757-200 (RB211-535E4) (TF-FIY - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - "GHN-757-2008-03"), (ICE) WET-LSD 2008-03.
1 757-258 (RB211-535E4) (745-27622, /97 G-STRZ), (AUA) WET-LSD 2007-04. 201Y.
0 767-366ER (PW4060) (275-24541, /89 TF-LLA -SEE PHOTO), EX-(ERI)/(EGP), (ICE) WET-LSD 2006-11. ETOPS EQ'PD. RTND. 10F, 22C, 181Y.
1 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7) (630-47516, /71 ZS-NNN), (MIL) WET-LSD 2003-03.
2 DC-9-51 (JT8D-17) (796-47665, /75 9G-ADT; 803-47692, /76 9G-ADU), EX-(USA) & (AVN) (797-47679, 9G-ADY; W/O 2000-11), 12F, 100Y.
2 DC-9-51 (861-47732, /77 5X-TWO; 864-47746, /77 5X-TRE), EX-(YBG), (TBC) WET-LSD 2003-07. 139Y.
0 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (106-46712, 9G-AND; 165-46713, 9G-ANE), (AGJ) LSD 2003-10. RTND BCI LEASING 2004-09. 34C, 238Y.
0 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (369-48286, /83 9G-ANA), MAINT BY (ALI), (WLD) WET-LSD 1999-08 (84-46554 RTND (SKJ) 2000-02), RTND. 34C, 238Y.
2 DC-10-30 (CF6-50C2) (159-46933, /74 9G-ANC; 234-46959, /77 9G-ANB), EX-(MAS), 34C, 238Y.
0 MD-11, (WLD) LSD FOR NEW YORK SERVICE, RTND.
0 A300B4-622R (633), (BEB) WET-LSD. RTND.
0 A320-212 (814, SU-LBB), (LOU) WET-LSD 2002-01. RTND.
0 A330-322 (PW4168) (143, /96 C-FRAE), (SKB) WET-LSD 2003-04. RTND (ILF) LST (MAS) 2004-01. 31C, 330Y.
0 F 28-2000.
0 F 28-4000.
4 ORDERS EMBRAER ERJ-145.
G A M AZU, CHAIRMAN.
JOE BOACHIE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
ALBERT VITALE, VP OPERATIONS.
CAPTAIN FOSU, CHIEF PILOT.
SAMMY CRABBE, VP PUBLIC AFFAIRS & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS.
ISAAC NKETIAH SARPONG, CORPORATE SECRETARY.
MAWUKO AFEDZINU, MARKETING MANAGER.
B K AMONOO, HEAD ADMINISTRATION.
MR E AKAI, GENERAL MANAGER UK & EIRE
P J AGBOLI, MANAGER AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.
R ABU, MANAGER ENGINEERING PLANNING.
EDWARD OFORI KWAKYE, HEAD ENGINEERING.
JOE BROWN, HEAD ENGINEERING (ACCCZGH).
J Y NANI, CHIEF INSPECTOR.
JOHN KYERE, TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE, LONDON HEATHROW.