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Ghana is a country in western Africa, bordered on the north and northwest by Burkina Faso, on the east by Togo, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by the Ivory Coast. Formerly a British colony known as the Gold Coast, Ghana became, in 1957, the first black nation in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence. The total area is 238,500 sq km (92,100 sq mi). Accra is Ghana's capital and largest city.

Updates  

23 May 2018

Starbow Airlines are hoping to resume flight operations as early as Jul2018 [updated]

11 Apr 2018

Goldstar Air [added] was founded in 2014 as Goldstar Airlines [updated] and had planned to begin operations on 13Jun2014

11 Apr 2018

Unity Air is a planned virtual carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC) [added]

Aberdair Aviation  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aberdair Aviation is a Accra Kotoka (ACC) based passenger charter carrier
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero Surveys   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aero Surveys Ghana >Air Shuttle >Starbow Airlines
Comments : Starbow Airlines was founded in Oct2007 as Aero Surveys Ghana Limited. Rebranded as Air Shuttle & then current name. Launched international services on 13Aug2012 with flights between Accra and Cotonou
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerogem Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : GCK
Genealogy : Aerogem Cargo >Aerogem Aviation
Comments : Aerogem Aviation was founded in 2000 as Aerogem Cargo. Regional and international cargo charters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerogem Cargo   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2000 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : GCK
Genealogy : Aerogem Cargo >Aerogem Aviation
Comments : Aerogem Aviation was founded in 2000 as Aerogem Cargo. Regional and international cargo charters
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Afra Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : UAG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Afra Airlines was a privately owned Ghanaian airline, established in 2003 in Accra. Ceased trading in 2005
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AfraCityLink   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2005 - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africa World Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : AW : AFW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africa World Airlines received its AOC on 04Mar2011 & launched services on 21Sep2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Charter Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2007 - 2009
Airline Code : P4 : ACE
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Douglas DC-8-63/A

Air Ghana (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : GHN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Ghana (ii)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Link 2000 (Ghana Airlink)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Shuttle   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009* - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aero Surveys Ghana >Air Shuttle >Starbow Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time [Starbow Airlines was founded in Oct2007 as Aero Surveys Ghana Limited. Rebranded as Air Shuttle & then current name. Launched international services on 13Aug2012 with flights between Accra and Cotonou]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Transafrik   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AirFutures   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No details available on AirFutures at present
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airlift International of Ghana  last update: 11Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ALE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airlift International of Ghana was formed by Farzin Azima (brother of Farhad Azima). AOC was revoked and the airline ceased operations
Aircraft : DC.8 Freighter

Al-Waha Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Analinda Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Antrak Air Ghana  last update: 11Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2015
Airline Code : O4 : ABV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Antrak Air Ghana was founded in 2001 & started operations in Sep2003. Suspended operations in 2015
Aircraft : ATR 42

Ashanti Airline Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1985* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Baby Jet Airlines  added: 09Nov2017 + last update: 03Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ghana footballer, Asamoah Gyan, has obtained a license from the government of Ghana, to operate an airline. It will first begin as cargo and later begin carrying passengers. It intends to operate out of Accra Kotoka (ACC)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cargo d'Or Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1993* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cargo Plus Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : 8L : CGP
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Cargo Plus Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : ACE
Genealogy : Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CiTylinK   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1994* - 2012
Airline Code : -- : CTQ
Genealogy : CiTylinK Airlines >CiTylinK
Comments : CiTylinK was formed in 1994 & scheduled domestic flights were introduced on 18Sep2003 as CiTylinK Airlines. Suspended operations on 12Aug2012
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CiTylinK Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2003 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CiTylinK Airlines >CiTylinK
Comments : [CiTylinK was formed in 1994 & scheduled domestic flights were introduced on 18Sep2003 as CiTylinK Airlines. Suspended operations on 12Aug2012. Intends to restart in 2017 after a 5 year break]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Clipper International*  last update: 03Apr2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : B707-320

Continental Aviation (African Cargo)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Continental Cargo Airlines  last update: 30Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : CCL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : B.707-320C

DAC International Airlines  added: 23Dec2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : DIG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : DAC International Airlines is a planned scheduled carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eagle Atlantic   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : EAB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Eagle Atlantic commenced operations in Oct2013 and ceased in 2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Excelsior Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Fan Airways (FanAir)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : FGH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Beechcraft 1900C

Fly540 Ghana  last update: 10Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : FOX
Genealogy : Fly540 Ghana >Royal Fly-Gh
Comments : Fly540 Ghana was founded in 10Nov2008 & started operations in Dec2011, Ceased on 29Apr2014. Intended to resume operations under as Royal Fly-Gh in late 2016. This did not happen but Royal Fly-Gh appears to still trying to commence operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Geminair (Gemini Air Transport)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1974* - 1978*
Airline Code : GP : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Geminair (Gemini Air Transport) was formed in 1974
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gemini Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

General Mediterranean Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ghana Airways  last update: 05Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1958 - 2004
Airline Code : GH : GHA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ghana Airways was formed on 04Jul1958 & commenced operations on 15Jul1958. Founded by the Ghanian Government to take over services of the West African Airways. Domestic services were discontinued in 1991. Ceased operating in 2004 & was liquidated in Jun2005
Aircraft : Vickers VC10 | Vickers Viscount 838 | DC-3

Ghana Airways Airtours   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1974 - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ghana International Airlines  last update: 29Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2010
Airline Code : GO : GHB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ghana International Airlines launched with its inaugural flight from Accra to London on 29Oct2005. Succeeded Ghana Airways as the national flag carrier. Scheduled international and regional services. It operated scheduled and charter passenger and cargo services. Its main base was Kotoka International Airport, Accra. The airline's operations were suspended by the Government of Ghana on 07May2010 following evidence of embezzlement of ticket sales funds by management
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Gianair  last update: 29May2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Gianair is a Private Limited Ghanaian Airline Company based in Accra which was incorporated on 29May2009 and commenced operations in Apr2010 - passenger charter carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC)
Aircraft : BAe Jetstream 32EP

GM Airlines (General Mediterranean Airlines)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Golden Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1998
Airline Code : -- : GOG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Goldstar Air  added: 11Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Goldstar Air >Goldstar Airlines
Comments : Goldstar Air was founded in 2014 as Goldstar Airlines and had planned to begin operations on 13Jun2014. It intended to serve both the United Kingdom and the United States initially before expanding to China as a planned scheduled carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Goldstar Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 11Apr2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Goldstar Air >Goldstar Airlines
Comments : Goldstar Air was founded in 2014 as Goldstar Airlines and had planned to begin operations on 13Jun2014. It intended to serve both the United Kingdom and the United States initially before expanding to China as a planned scheduled carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Imperial Cargo Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : IMG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jason Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Johnsons Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : JON
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Johnsons Air operated Ad-hoc cargo charter services out of Accra Kotoka International but ceased operations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Meridian Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2014*
Airline Code : -- : MAG
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : Meridian Airways was a Ghanaian registered cargo airline with its head office in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, and served as its main hub at Ostend-Brugge International Airport in Belgium. The company started operations as Air Charter Express in 2007. During 2009, Air Charter Express was renamed to Meridian Airways
Aircraft : DC.8

Muk Air Ghana   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : MUG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Orlando Cargo Airline   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2011 - 2014*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Orlando Cargo Airline - at present little is known
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Phoenix Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pionair (Pioneer Airlines)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1977* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Air Charter Services >Pioneer
Comments : Pioneer Air Charter Services was founded in 1973 as Pioneer Air Charter Services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pioneer Air Charter Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1974 - 1974*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Air Charter Services >Pioneer
Comments : Pioneer Air Charter Services was founded in 1973 as Pioneer Air Charter Services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Pison Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pison Airways (Accra) was reportedly aiming to launch operations in Dec2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Quincy International Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Quincy International Airlines was set up by a group of French Ghanians to operate out of Accra to European destinations. Never started
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Race Cargo Airlines  last update: 13Apr2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : RCN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Race Cargo Airlines was a cargo carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC). Ceased ops in 2001 with AOC transferred to Cargo Plus Aviation. Resumed ACMI-only ops in 2002-2003
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rainbow Cargo Express   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1991* - 1991*
Airline Code : -- : RBO
Genealogy : Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Real Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Rossair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Royal Fly-Gh  added: 2017 + last update: 05Jan2018

Status : Unsure if still planned

Dates :

(2017)
Airline Code : -- : FOX
Genealogy : Fly540 Ghana >Royal Fly-Gh
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Fly540 Ghana was founded in 10Nov2008 & started operations in Dec2011, Ceased on 29Apr2014. Intended to resume operations under as Royal Fly-Gh in late 2016. This did not happen but Royal Fly-Gh appears to still trying to commence operations]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Royal Ghanaian Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : RGA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sika Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2012)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Smile Air  last update: 11Apr2018

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Smile Air was founded in 2014 & is now hoping to start in late 2016
Aircraft : Planned: B.747-400 | Xian MA600 | MA700

Sobel Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2007
Airline Code : -- : SBL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Solenta Aviation Ghana   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Solenta Aviation Ghana is part of the South African group
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Southern Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1982* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : STV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Starbow Airlines  last update: 30Nov2017

Status : Restarting

Dates :

2011 - 2017
Airline Code : S9 : IKM
Genealogy : Aero Surveys Ghana >Air Shuttle >Starbow Airlines
Comments : Starbow Airlines was founded in Oct2007 as Aero Surveys Ghana Limited. Rebranded as Air Shuttle & then current name. Launched international services on 13Aug2012 with flights between Accra and Cotonou. Starbow Airlines suspended flight operations on 25Nov2017 following a runway incident involving its recently inducted ATR72-500. Starbow Airlines are hoping to resume flight operations as early as Jul2018
Aircraft : ATR72-500

Tramon Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Transafrican Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Unicorn Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Unity Air  added: 11Apr2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2018 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Unity Air is a planned virtual carrier based out of Accra Kotoka (ACC)
Aircraft : Planned: EMB-120

West Africa AirCargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1977 - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : West Africa AirCargo >West Africa Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

West Africa Airlines (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1977 - 1984
Airline Code : KY : ---
Genealogy : West Africa AirCargo >West Africa Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

West Africa Airlines (ii)   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2003)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

West African Air Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

West Coast Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : WCG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Zaabair   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

 

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