Wednesday, December 19, 2012

► GHANA: Starbow Airlines gets fourth BAe146 as network expansion beckons.

Starbow AirlinesGhanaian carrier, Starbow Airlines (S9), on Sunday 16 December 2012, added another BAe146-200 aircraft (MSN: E2059 | 9G-SBD) to its fleet bringing the carrier's total to 4. The added aircraft now makes Starbow the largest Ghana-based airline by fleet size.

Starbow's new BAe146 '9G-SBD' in Accra
Starbow's new BAe146 '9G-SBD' in Accra (Starbow)
According to Andy Smith, the Head of Commercial at Starbow Airlines:
The delivery of this 4th jet aircraft, with 97 seats, will allow us to add additional frequencies in order to meet rising domestic demand and also explore new regional and domestic route opportunities. We have experienced strong interest from the market for our dedicated charter services and this extra aircraft will allow us to further grow this area of the business.
Source [Starbow]

The new aircraft arrived at Accra's Kotoka Airport, on Sunday 16 December and is currently being prepared for entry into service, with new routes including Sierra-Leone (Freetown) and Monrovia (Liberia) having been slated for launch "by the end of December 2012."