Ghana's domestic air carriers have come under a heightened rivalry with discounted fares among the key players, raising fears of a challenging future for the industry. Suleiman Mustapha reports.
A looming price war between Ghana’s domestic airline operators has raised fears it will spell doom for struggling local airliners, as the sector gets clogged with new entrants.
At the moment, CityLink, which is among the maiden domestic carriers, has for the past few months not operated and industry watchers are worried about the airline’s inability to stake a claim in the local aviation industry.
Lol, how is SAA going to survive a truly cut-throat market when it can't even make it in its own backyard sans constant government bailouts? As the largest, most wide spread African carrier south of the Equator, you would think they'd be able to make more than a killing in southern/central Africa, but apparently not.
Personally, my €0.02 is that they should focus on making it big in southern Africa before venturing out into West Africa and spreading themselves too thin.
And what, if any, experience does Malusi Gigaba, the Minister who calls the shots at SAA, SA
Express et al, have apropos the aviation industry?
Chinokanganwa idemo; Chitsiga hachikanganwe. ✈