Posted on: 27 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Ghanaian regional carrier Starbow has acquired one BAe 146-300 and one BAe 146-200 to double its fleet size to four aircraft thus adding extra capacity to satisfy increasing demand.
Starbow, the operating brand of Aero Surveys Limited, began domestic operations in Ghana on 26 September 2011 with its maiden flight to Kumasi. Starbow’s traffic has increased considerably since start-up with two BAe 146-300s and it now serves the domestic centres of Kumasi with 16 flights a week, Tamale with seven flights a week and Takoradi with five flights a week.
Regionally, Starbow plans to offer direct air services from Accra to the capital cities of neighbouring countries in the second quarter of 2012 namely, Abidjan in the Ivory Coast, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Monrovia in Liberia and Cotonou in Benin.
Starbow is leasing the aircraft from Riva Investments, a lessor based in the British Virgin Islands, which has purchased the two aircraft from Falko Regional Aircraft with deliveries anticipated in May 2012.