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Africa: Relaunch of United Airlines flights to Accra hailed as demonstration of confidence in Ghana’s aviation sector

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The relaunch of flight operations by U.S based United Airlines to West African country, Ghana has been hailed by the Managing Director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa, who noted that it demonstrates confidence in the country’s aviation industry.

According to Kwakwa, ghanaweb.com reports, the feat was made possible through great strides made towards positioning Ghana as the preferred aviation hub and leader in airport business in the sub-region.

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Speaking at a ceremony in Accra on May 15, Yaw Kwakwa said, “GACL welcomes the decision by United Airlines to relaunch passenger flight operations in Ghana. This is a demonstration of the confidence placed in Ghana as the preferred aviation leader in airport business in West Africa.”

US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan on her part described the move as one that will increase opportunities for cross border trade and boost Ghana’s eco-tourism industry.

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“Today’s flight and many regular flights to come, provide an avenue for the people of Ghana and United States to connect and reconnect with each other” the Ambassador said.

Patrick Quayle, Vice President of International Network and Alliance at United Airlines said the decision to operate in Ghana will further expand its Africa route and aviation business network.

The US-based airline, United Airlines will operate three flights per week to Accra, offering passengers more travelling options to the US.

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