Doha-based Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar, is to start scheduled flights to Ghana in the third quarter of the year, possibly July 2019.
Sources say the airline is putting together its team for the Ghana operations.
This confirms what Abkar Al-Baker, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Airline, told journalists in Doha earlier that: “We have already gone far with talks with the aviation authorities in Ghana and will be flying to that country by the middle of 2019.”
Akbar Al Baker said though the initial negotiations with Ghana bordered on the need for his country’s assistance to run a national airline for Ghana, Qatar planned to make Ghana one of its destinations, from next year, to begin with, while further discussions continued.
According to him, Qatar Airways had targeted to add 15 new destinations to its network in 2019 and to also procure 36 new aircraft for that purpose.