Posted on: 06 October 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Aero Surveys, which operates as Starbow and is based in Ghana’s capital Accra, has begun domestic operations with two BAe 146-300s acquired from Falko.
The two BAe 146-300s are configured with eight business class seats and 86 economy class seats. Both aircraft have already been ferried to Kotoka International Airport in Ghana.
Aero Surveys, holder of Air Operating Certificate (AOC) and Commercial Air Carrier licences granted by the Ghanaian Civil Aviation Authority leased both aircraft from the owner, Riva Investments Limited, which recently purchased them from Falko.
Domestic services envisaged for Starbow include routes centred on Accra and the important regional city of Kumasi and linking them to other destinations such as Tamale and Takoradi.
Internationally, the airline plans to offer direct air services to the capital cities of neighbouring countries such as Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Monrovia, Liberia; Bamako, Mali; Niamey, Niger; Lagos, Nigeria and Freetown, Sierra Leone.