Africa: Ghana drops Aviation Fuel price by 20% to make Accra a hub

President John Mahama has announced that following consultations he had with the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), on the cost of aviation fuel in the country, it had agreed to reduce it by 20 per cent. The objective is to further improve the volumes of airlines that fly into the country. The President explained that his move followed numerous complaints he […]

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Tanzania to open most modern Airport cargo facility soon

SWISSPORT Tanzania said yesterday that construction of its new 13 million US dollar (over 26bn/-) state-of-the-art import cargo facility will be completed by the end of this month. The terminal, with the capacity of handling 80,000 tonnes, is the first of its kind in Africa that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) for easing cargo identification. Swissport Tanzania Chief Executive Officer […]

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GRA Intercepts $18m Gold Bullion At KIA, Ghana

A gold bullion weighing 480 kilogramme valued at $18 million and bound for India and Dubai was at the weekend intercepted at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) by the Customs Division of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). The bullion was discovered among some 12 boxes being arranged for export to the afore-mentioned destinations by two Indian firms and three Ghanaian […]

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Ghana to launch National carrier, build new terminal as Turkish goes double daily to Accra

President John Dramani Mahama says government is working assiduously to get a new national airline established on a Public-Private-Partnership basis soon, after a successful prefeasibility study. “Government’s plan to set up a new national airline under a PPP arrangement to support the policy-objective of establishing Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as an aviation hub is also on-going. It is my expectation, […]

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Gov’t to construction Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport Ghana

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Construction work on the new terminal three at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana set to begin by April this year. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2016. The new terminal will be situated at the round airside stretching to the Old Fire Service area, to the Hanger area of KIA according to sources, and will have a […]

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