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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.

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July 27, 2016In 2014, Meridian Airways fleet of DC-8's were among all planes of that type grounded by the Ghana government [status change]
January 28, 2016Gianair is a Private Limited Ghanaian Airline Company based in Accra which was incorporated on 29May2009 and commenced operations in Apr2010 [added]
July 1, 2015Fly540 Ghana will shortly resume operations under a revised brand - Royal Fly540 update
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

Aero Surveys

2007* - 2007*Renamed

Starbow Airlines was founded in 2007 as Aero Surveys Ghana Limited and later rebranded as Air Shuttle

^ Genealogy - Aero Surveys Ghana >Air Shuttle >Starbow Airlines

Aerogem Aviation

2004 - dateActive

Aerogem Aviation was founded in 2000 as Aerogem Cargo

^ Genealogy - Aerogem Cargo >Aerogem Aviation

Aerogem Cargo

2000 - 2004Renamed

Aerogem Aviation was founded in 2000 as Aerogem Cargo

^ Genealogy - Aerogem Cargo >Aerogem Aviation

Afra Airlines

2003 - 2005Inactive

Afra Airlines was a privately owned Ghanaian airline, established in 2003 in Accra. Ceased trading in 2005

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AfraCityLink

2005 - 2005*Status?

 

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Africa World Airlines

2012 - dateActive

Africa World Airlines received its AOC on 04Mar2011 & launched services on 21Sep2012

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Air Charter Express

2007 - 2009Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways

Air Ghana

1994* - 2001Inactive

 

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Air Ghana

2013 - dateActive

 

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Air Link 2000 (Ghana Airlink)

2000 - 2000Inactive

 

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Air Shuttle

2009* - 2011Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Aero Surveys Ghana >Air Shuttle >Starbow Airlines

Air Transafrik

**** - ****Status?

 

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AirFutures

**** - ****Status?

No details available on AirFutures at present

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Airlift International of Ghana

2008 - dateActive

 

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Al-Waha Aviation

1997 - 1998Inactive

 

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Analinda Airlines

1995* - 2001Inactive

 

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Antrak Air Ghana

2003 - 2015Inactive

Antrak Air Ghana started operations in Sep2003. Suspended operations

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Ashanti Airline Aviation

1985* - 1995*Status?

 

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Cargo d'Or Airlines

1993* - 1994*Status?

 

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Cargo Plus Airlines

2003 - 2004Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways

CargoPlus Aviation

2004 - 2007Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways

CiTylinK Airlines

2003 - 2004*Inactive

CTK CiTylinK was formed in 1994 & scheduled domestic flights were introduced on 18Sep2003 as CiTylinK Airlines. Suspended operations on 12Aug2012

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Clipper International*

1999* - 1999*Status?

 

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Continental Aviation (African Cargo)

**** - ****Status?

 

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Continental Cargo Airlines

1990* - 2001Inactive

 

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CTK CiTylinK

1994* - 2012Inactive

CTK CiTylinK was formed in 1994 & scheduled domestic flights were introduced on 18Sep2003 as CiTylinK Airlines. Suspended operations on 12Aug2012

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Eagle Atlantic

2013 - dateActive

 

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Excelsior Airlines

1990sStatus?

 

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Fan Airways

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

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Fly540 Ghana

2011 - 2014Inactive

Fly540 Ghana ceased operations on 29Apr2014. Intended to resume operations under as Royal Fly540

^ Genealogy - Fly540 Ghana >Royal Fly540

Geminair (Gemini Air Transport)

1978* - 1978*Status?

 

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Gemini Airlines

1970sInactive

 

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General Mediterranean Airlines

1990* - 2001Inactive

 

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Ghana Airways

1958 - 2004Inactive

Ghana Airways was formed on 04Jul1958 & commenced operations on 15Jul1958. Ceased operating in 2004 & was liquidated in Jun2005

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Ghana Airways Airtours

1974 - 1979*Status?

 

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Ghana International Airlines

2005 - 2010Inactive

Ghana International Airlines launched with its inaugural flight from Accra to London on 29Oct2005

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Gianair

2010 - dateActive

Gianair Ltd is a Private Limited Ghanaian Airline Company based in Accra which was incorporated on 29May2009 and commenced operations in Apr2010

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GM Airlines (General Mediterranean Airlines)

2002* - 2003*Status?

 

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Golden Airways

1996* - 1998Inactive

 

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Goldstar Airlines

(2015)Began?

Goldstar intend to serve both the United Kingdom and the United States initially before expanding to China.

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Imperial Cargo Airlines

1991* - 1999Inactive

 

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Jason Air

2000* - 2000*Status?

 

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Johnsons Air

1996 - dateActive

 

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Meridian Airways

2009 - dateActive

 

^ Genealogy - Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways

Muk Air Ghana

1997* - 1999Inactive

 

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Phoenix Aviation

1981* - 1995Inactive

 

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Pionair (Pioneer Airlines)

1977* - 1979*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - Pioneer

Pioneer Air Charter Services

1974 - 1974*Renamed

Pioneer Air Charter Services was founded in 1973

^ Genealogy - >Pioneer

Pison Airways

(2014)Began?

 

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Quincy International Airlines

(2005)Began?

 

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Race Cargo Airlines

1991* - 2003Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways

Rainbow Cargo Express

1991* - 1991*Renamed

 

^ Genealogy - Rainbow Cargo Express >Race Cargo Airlines + Cargo Plus Airlines => Cargoplus Aviation >ACE >Meridian Airways

Real Aviation

**** - ****Status?

 

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Rossair

2004* - 2005*Status?

 

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Royal Fly540

(2015)Began?

Royal Fly540 is to be a rebranded regional carrier that changed its name from Fly540 Ghana

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Royal Ghanaian Airlines

2004* - 2005*Status?

 

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Sika Airlines

(2012)Began?

 

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Smile Air

(2015)Began?

 

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Sobel Air

2001* - 2007Inactive

 

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Southern Aviation

1982* - 1997Inactive

 

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Starbow Airlines

2011 - dateActive

Starbow Airlines was founded in 2007 as Aero Surveys Ghana Limited. Launched international services on 13Aug2012 with flights between Accra and Cotonou

^ Genealogy - Aero Surveys Ghana >Air Shuttle >Starbow Airlines

Tramon Cargo

**** - ****Status?

 

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Transafrican Air Cargo

1985 - 1985Inactive

 

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Unicorn Air

2014* - dateActive

 

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West Africa AirCargo

1977 - 1978*Status?

 

^ Genealogy - West Africa AirCargo >West Africa Airlines

West Africa Airlines

(2003)Began?

 

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West Africa Airlines

1977 - 1984Inactive

 

^ Genealogy - West Africa AirCargo >West Africa Airlines

West African Air Cargo

1978* - 1978*Status?

 

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West Coast Airlines

**** - ****Status?

 

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Zaabair

2010 - dateActive

 

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