Monday, August 12, 2013

► GHANA: Eagle Atlantic Airlines granted its AOC; eyes regional ops from mid August.

Following on from our previous post, Ghana's Eagle Atlantic Airlines (EAB) has now received its Air Operator's Certificate from the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), with plans now afoot to commence regional services, Dr Emmanuel Osei-Acheampong, Eagle Atlantic's Chief Executive Officer, has announced. 

Rendering of an Eagle Atlantic MD82
During the AOC presentation ceremony held on Friday, August 9, Dr Osei-Acheampongon said his airline "intends to fill the gap left by the demise of Ghana Airways (GH) and Ghana International Airlines (G0)" with operations to begin on August 16, with flights from Accra to Abidjan, Monrovia and Freetown using a McDonnell Douglas MD 82 configured with both business and economy class.

Air Commodore Kwame Mamphey, Director-General of the GCAA, who presented the certificate, noted that the airline had shown perseverance and professionalism, during the processes leading up to the certification, which began in February 2010.