Ghana Deal with Egyptair for the launch of the new airline
After a memorandum of understanding signed in 2018 with Ethiopian Airlines before being terminated, Ghana chose EgyptAir to launch its new airline. To this end, a memorandum of understanding was signed very recently between the Ghanaian Minister of Aviation Joseph Kofi Adda and the vice-president of EgyptAir Hassan Mounir. Ghana no longer has a national airline since the liquidation of its companies Ghana Airways in 2004 and Ghana International Airlines in 2010. “We were looking for the best for Ghana in all of our engagements with potential partners. And the choice of EgyptAir as a strategic partner after a review by the aviation expert committee was much better, ”Joseph Kofi Adda said, quoted by media reports. “This agreement comes at a time when the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (Zlecaf) is due to enter into force early next year. Once the airline is established, it is expected to play a key role in transporting passengers and cargo on the continent and between Africa and other parts of the world, ”he added. The memorandum of understanding between the two parties is expected to be finalized in the coming weeks after being approved by the Ghanaian National Assembly.