Highlights for this week’s aviation industry news are topical happenings from March 29 – April 3, 2021. Find the highlights below:
Update on Sunyani, Tamale and Kumasi Airports
As part of his inspection of ongoing projects at some of the country’s domestic airports, Transport Minister, Kweku Asiamah has so far expressed satisfaction with the works done.
At the Sunyani Airport, works as reported are at a 95% completion stage and after almost six years the facility is expected to be open for commercial use in May, 2021.
A stop at the Kumasi Airport also shows that the second phase of the airport project which involves the construction of a new terminal building, runway extension, among others is expected to be completed by June. Meanwhile, phase 3 which is the upgrade of the airport to international status will also be completed by June, 2021.
At the Tamale Airport also, upgrade of the facility is at a 57% completion stage for the phase 2 project, while attempts according to the minister are being made to further run a phase 3 to upgrade the facility to international status.
EgyptAir adds Dusseldorf to Network, Offers 40% Discount to Athens
EgyptAir says it will from July 2, 2021 resume its Dusseldorf flight. The airline will connect passengers to the city with flights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Cairo.
The airline is also offering a 40% discount on all tickets purchased to/from Athens, Greece. The Offer runs from now until April 22, 2021 and valid for travels from now until May 8, 2021.
Air Senegal Increases Frequency to Benin, Cameroon, Gabon
Air Senegal says in response to increase in demand, it will increase its flights frequency to 3 times weekly flights to Douala, Cotonou and Libreville from its hub in Dakar.
The airline which operated in Accra before the COVID-19 pandemic has for now not resumed its operations in the country due to the slow pace of business…