The Minister for Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah has announced that Ghana Airlines will start operations this year (2023). The airline will operate as the country’s national carrier, following the decision to award Ashanti Airlines, and its operational and financial partner, Zotus Group, a tender to commence business.
“The time has come to return Ghana to the aviation map,” Mr. Asiamah said in a statement issued by Zotus Group. Mr. Asiamah added that “learning from past experiences and following best practices within the aviation industry, it is best to collaborate with the private sector.” The Ashanti Group was shortlisted among other bidders, through a competitive process.
The initiative subsequently received cabinet approval for the strategic partnership on February 24, 2022. Ghana Airlines will be funded by the Zotus Group and will commence operations with flights to several domestic and regional routes, including services on global and European routes.