Friday, August 31, 2012

► SIERRA LEONE: Fly540 Ghana to launch Freetown, Abidjan flights from early September; Monrovia, Lagos to follow.

Fly540 GhanaAccording to Amadeus, Fly540 Ghana (5G) is to venture further into the regional field when it launches flights from its Accra, Ghana hub to Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Nigeria all in quick succession

Mention is also made of a potential flight to Lomé, Togo in the future.

First to be launched will be Accra, Ghana - Freetown, Sierra Leone and Accra, Ghana - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire on 3 September 2012,  with Accra, Ghana - Monrovia, Liberia on 18 September 2012 and finally
Accra - Lagos, Nigeria due to be launched on 24 September 2012. Fly540 Ghana operates an ATR72 and an Embraer E170.

Fly540 Ghana Embraer ERJ-170 Jet (9G-FLZ)
Fly540 Ghana Embraer ERJ-170 Jet (9G-FLZ) (BK Bishop)
On the expansion of the low cost carrier into the region, Fly540 Ghana's Managing Director, Charlie Gassoub, said: 
“From Accra, we’ve got the big international airlines that uses Accra as a hub and then extend their services to Liberia, Sierra Leon, Abidjan AND Togo as well in order to extend their services for the people of Ghana. We have this opportunity to surf this market and to expand to those markets. We just started but the way we see it, it’s going to be the right move to create a network and connectivity between Accra and the region because it is not there.”

As always, these timetables are not set in stone; we will update them accordingly.

Fly540: Accra, Ghana - Freetown, Sierra Leone
-Effective 3 September 2012
  • 5G901 ACC 0925 - 1140 FNA E70 | 1357
  • 5G902 FNA 1210 - 1425 ACC E70 | 1357
Accra, Ghana - Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
-Effective 3 September 2012
  • 5G909 ACC 0930 - 1040 ABJ AT7 | 135
  • 5G910 ABJ 1110 - 1220 ACC AT7 | 135
Accra, Ghana - Monrovia, Liberia 
-Effective 18 September 2012
  • 5G921 ACC 0925 - 1110 ROB E70 | 246
  • 5G922 ROB 1140 - 1325 ACC E70 | 246
Accra, Ghana - Lagos, Nigeria
-Effective 24 September 2012
  • 5G950 ACC 1715 - 1915 LOS E70 | 123457
  • 5G951 LOS 1945 - 1945 ACC E70 | 123457
Source [Amadeus/Fly540]