I was reading the latest issue (newstand purchase) of Airways magazine and there was an interesting article on a new airline, Ghana International Airlines, that has been discussed here and over in Trip Reports (good reports, Soups).
I thought it was something worth taking a look at since one of our own (whose name we won't mention for technical reasons) is involved with the development of GIA and I would guess that the majority of us here would love the opportunity to help start an international airline from the ground up.
I'd like to hear what you guys think about this airline that has now been flying for several months, and about the prospects for civil aviation and airlines in Africa (and West Africa with it's large population and relative economic strength in several of the countries there in particular).
THere've been several starts and stops over there, with some famous failures (Air Afrique anyone?) and the challenges in that part of the world seem somewhat unique.
I'm curious about whether aviation is going to grow there as it is in Asia developing nations, and if they can overcome the problems of the past....what do you think?