Showing posts with label Starbow Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starbow Airlines. Show all posts

Monday, September 16, 2013

■ GHANA: GCAA freezes issuance of domestic operator licences in response to Antrak's, Starbow's threats to pull out.

GCAAResponding to threats by local carriers Antrak Air (O4) and Starbow Airlines (S9) to withdraw from the oversubscribed Ghanaian market, the Ghanaian Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it has henceforth placed a moratorium on the issuance of domestic airline licences. At present, Ghana has four local operators including Africa World Airlines (AW) and Fly540 Ghana (5G). A fifth, CTK CityLink (CTY) went bankrupt last year.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

■ GHANA: James Antwi appointed new CEO of Starbow Airlines.

Starbow AirlinesThe Board of Directors and Management of Aero Surveys Limited trading under the Commercial name "Starbow (S9)" have announced the appointment of Mr. James Eric Antwi as the Accountable Manager and Chief Executive Officer replacing Mr Keith Luxton who was appointed in February this year.

■ GHANA: Antrak Air mulls quitting Ghana citing market-overcrowding, exhorbitant costs.

Antrak AirThe CEO of Ghanaian domestic operator, Antrak Air (O4), Alhaji Asuma Banda, says he is seriously considering pulling out of the country as the presence of too many carriers on the Ghanaian domestic scene has rendered it almost impossible to operate an airline profitably.

Monday, August 5, 2013

► GHANA: Aero Surveys Ltd appoints Sukhjinder Mann CFO of Starbow Airlines.

Starbow AirlinesThe board of directors and management of Aero Surveys Limited,  operators of Ghana's Starbow Airlines (S9), have announced the appointment of Mr Sukhjinder Mann to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr Mann arrived at the airline 7 months ago as the Financial Controller and has been the acting CFO for over 3 months.

Monday, July 8, 2013

► ROMANIA: Ghana's Starbow Airlines awards BAe 146 MRO contract to Aerostar.

Starbow AirlinesRomanian MRO outfit, Aerostar S.A., has won a contract from Starbow Airlines (S9) of Ghana to carry out ‘C’ checks on its fleet of four BAe 146 regional jetliners. The first aircraft, a BAe 146-300 (MSN E3123 | 9G-SBB), arrived at Aerostar’s Bacau facility on May 31 and departed on schedule on 2 July. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

■ GHANA: DVB Bank SE to advise Starbow on fleet renewal/selection process.

Starbow AirlinesGhana's Starbow Airlines (S9) and Germany's DVB Bank SE (“DVB”) have announced the signing of an agreement in which DVB will assist and advise Starbow on its fleet renewal and aircraft selection process.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

■ GHANA: Keith Luxton appointed CEO of Starbow Airlines.

Starbow AirlinesKeith Luxton was last month appointed the CEO of Ghanaian private carrier Starbow Airlines (S9), replacing previous CEO, Dr.  Brock Friesen, who oversaw the carrier's inaugural flight in 2012.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

■ GHANA: Fuel shortages ground domestic airlines 'til Tuesday; international operators forced to make other plans.

GhanaAn ongoing jet fuel crisis caused by supply problems in Togo and exacerbated by lack of reserve at the national oil refinery in Tema, has compelled Ghana's domestic operators to suspend flights for the next three days (Sunday included), say reports out of Accra.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

► GHANA: Starbow Airlines increases flights to Kumasi, Tamale in February.

Starbow AirlinesGhanaian carrier Starbow Airlines (S9) has announced the addition of added flights on its Accra - Kumasi and Accra - Tamale  routes following strong demand to both destinations.

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.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

► COTE D'IVOIRE: Ghana's Starbow Airlines to add Abidjan from 8 November; Freetown, Monrovia to follow by year end.

Starbow AirlinesGhana's Starbow  Airlines (S9) are set to launch ops from its hub in Accra, Ghana to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire effective Thursday 8 November 2012, according to the carrier's Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Brock Friesen, who made the announcement at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday.     

Sunday, August 12, 2012

► GHANA: Starbow expands regionally; Antrak returns to the skies whilst CTK CiTylinK suspends operations.

Starbow AirlinesGhana's civil aviation market has started to heat up considerably ahead of the launch of two new airlines - Africa World Airlines in September (tentatively) and that of Fly540's successor FastJet in November.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

►► DJIBOUTI: Daallo Airlines adds a BAe146-200 to fleet.

Daallo AirlinesUpdated: 9 August 2012 [New Photo]. Djibouti-based airline Daallo Airlines (D3) has announced the addition of a BAe146-200 from UK-based aircraft management company Falko to its fleet which at present, consists of 2 Antonov An-24s and a DC 9.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

■ GHANA: Camair-Co, Starbow Airlines and ECAir Congo become members of AFRAA.

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The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) has welcomed into its ranks, Camair-Co (Cameroon), Starbow Airlines (Ghana) and ECAir (Republic of Congo) as members of AFRAA and Aero Industrial Sales (AIS), Aero Mechanical Services (FLYHT), Mercator and IBS Software Services as partners.

This brings to 34 and 26 respectively the number of member airlines and partners of AFRAA.

The African Airlines Association (AFRAA) was established in April, 1968 in Accra, Ghana and today headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The primary purposes of AFRAA are to foster commercial and technical co-operation among African airlines and to represent their common interests. as a Trade Organisation on the global playing field.

Thursday, May 3, 2012