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Ghana International To Open Johannesburg, Monrovia  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3094 times:

Ghana International Airlines will start services to Johannesburg and Monrovia as of November with the expected signing of a lease for a second 757. Both cities get 2x per week service.

Schedules posted at http://www.africanflyer.com

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User currently offlineJean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

What about their flights to Abuja? I understand things are going well with the London flight, but the same source you quoted above had earlier announced upcoming service to Abuja. Seeing as the flight is not offered on the GIA website, I take it that this flight has not, in fact, begun?

JL



Next flight.... who knows.
User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

African Flyer is also saying GIA will be signing for another 752 very soon and the service to London will increase to 9 times weekly. The Abuja services will also be starting up soon.
Does anyone have any news on the other European services that were to start up?



RyEng
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 1):
What about their flights to Abuja? I understand things are going well with the London flight, but the same source you quoted above had earlier announced upcoming service to Abuja. Seeing as the flight is not offered on the GIA website, I take it that this flight has not, in fact, begun?

All schedules to Abuja, Johannesburg and Monrovia are posted in CRSs, although not on the company's website. The company's website has not been updated in ages, and from what I see, only acts as a system that allows a user to place courtesy holds on the London route. Maybe Soups can fill us in...


User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined exactly 14 years ago today! , 4504 posts, RR: 71
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

I don't understand why the likes of British Airways do not seem to be taking any interest in serving Monrovia (ROB) and Freetown (FNA) again. For a time there in the 90s, the security situation was not conducive for oeprting to these destinations and operations there will always be somewhat of a challenge but the flipside of the picture shows good yields on these routes.

Sabena and later SN Brussels have returned to ROB and FNA and seem to be doing very well on the Brussels routes, likely operating with high yields. Sabena, incidentally was the last European carrier to leave both destinations and the first one to go back in. SN was still operating into FNA when the civil war erupted in full force.

I would expect Ghana International's new ROB flights to be timed to ensure smooth onward connections to London. A smart move on behalf of G0.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

What i heard was that the ABV flight approval have not yet been received by the nigerian side and still pending


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Quoting ETStar (Thread starter):
expected signing of a lease for a second 757

How interesting. I wonder if the airline knows about this development.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

What ever happened to ET investing in GIA. Is it dead or still waiting for a miracle.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2887 times:

1A shows ACC-JNB twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays (operating overnight). ACC-MLW shows Tuesdays and Saturdays.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting LouA340 (Reply 2):
the service to London will increase to 9 times weekly.

seasonal only



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineSam1987 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 946 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

Any chance of GIA starting ACC to EBB?


Next flights: LGW-LBA-LGW, LHR-SIN-SYD, SYD-BKK-LHR, LGW-GRO, GRO-CIA, CIA-MAD, MAD-LGW
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

Quoting Sam1987 (Reply 10):
Any chance of GIA starting ACC to EBB?

i believe there are FAR more lucrative routes than ACC-EBB
ET use to fly to ACC with a stop in EBB in the late 80s



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2686 times:

Quoting Jean Leloup (Reply 1):
Seeing as the flight is not offered on the GIA website, I take it that this flight has not, in fact, begun?

The startup of Abuja service has been postponed due to delays obtaining the neccessary regulatory approvals from the relevant authorities.


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2646 times:

No more MD-90's on the horizon for Ghana International? Thanks.

User currently offlineJustPlanes From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 886 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2631 times:

FYI, the airline denies it is looking for a 2nd B757... They are however looking for a widebody as well as regional aircraft... None of the new routes or frequency increases have been officially announced however they have loaded the JNB flights into the res systems...

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
I don't understand why the likes of British Airways do not seem to be taking any interest in serving Monrovia (ROB) and Freetown (FNA) again.

BA returns to Freetown (via Dakar) this winter schedule using an A321 operated by BMed.


User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Will GIA still be getting the 763's and MD-90's then?


RyEng
User currently offlineLouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 18 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

That means they will be recieving a second 752 for that route. Will it also be from Ryan International?


RyEng
User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 22 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

PRESS RELEASE

Ghana International Airlines to fly to Johannesburg

African brothers exchange greetings of “Akwaaba” and “Sawubona”
Special fares and convenient connections to established London Gatwick services



ACCRA, September 22, 2006 – Ghana International Airlines (GIA), the national airline of the Republic of Ghana, prepares to say a warm “Akwaaba” to residents of South Africa with the launch of new twice-weekly non-stop service between Kotoka International Airport in Accra and O. R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, starting on 29 October 2006.

The service will be operated twice-weekly with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft configured with 16 Business Class and 144 Main Cabin seats. Passengers can stretch out and relax with generous seat pitch of 58-inches in Business Class and 34-inches in the Main Cabin. Travellers will enjoy legendary Ghanaian hospitality with gourmet meals and amenities in both classes of service, plus a generous checked baggage allowance.

Flights will depart Accra at 1135pm on Wednesday and Sunday nights and arrive in Johannesburg at 735am the next morning. The return flights leave Johannesburg at the convenient hour of 110pm on Monday and Thursday, arriving in Accra at 525pm the same day. Immediate connections are available both ways to and from London Gatwick.

Quote:

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Flight Departure Arrival Starts Days
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500 Accra at 1135pm Johannesburg at 735am Oct 29, 2006* Wed and Sun
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501 Johannesburg at 110pm Accra at 525pm Oct 30, 2006* Mon and Thu
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* - subject to Government approval

“Ghana and South Africa are two shining lights of democracy and progress in modern Africa and it is only right that our first long-haul route within the continent should connect the commercial centres of these two great countries,” said G.A.M. Azu, Chairman and Acting C.E.O. of GIA. “It is my sincere hope that these already strong business and fraternal ties will be boosted by this new service.”

To celebrate the launch of the new service, GIA is offering special introductory fares. Fares between Accra and Johannesburg start at $620 round-trip and fares between London Gatwick and Johannesburg (via Accra) start at £430 round-trip. Introductory fares are limited and other taxes/fees and restrictions may apply.


Source : Ghana International Airlines Limited, Private Mail Bag 78 K.I.A., Accra, Ghana
Telephone : +233-21-213555 Fax : +233-21-767744 Email : media@fly-ghana.com


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