Therefore, the airline, Baby Jet Airlines, is expected to commence operations soon. This was announced by President Akufo-Addo at the 2017 African Airshow at the Kotoka International Airport.
Reports suggest that the company will commence operations with cargo handling, before expanding subsequently to airlift travelers.
It is, however, unclear whether the Airline will be solely focused on domestic travels and cargo handling, or will operate within the sub-region or serve as an international airline.
The news comes after an announcement by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government that it is opening up Ghana’s local airline industry to attract more players and drive competition.
President Akufo-Addo in his address at the airshow said, “I’ve been reliable informed that the Captain of our senior national football team, the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, Baby Jet has obtained an air carrier license and is working feverishly to establish an airline, obviously called Baby Jet airlines. I want to call on other Ghanaians both home and abroad to invest in the rapidly growing aviation sector.”
About 126 exhibitors and 300 African and International attendees are participating in the 3-day event which opened on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.