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Starbow Airlines launches its first international route to Cotonou

Starbow Airlines (Accra) launched its first international route on August 13 from Accra to Cotonou, Benin.

Starbow is commencing Cotonou services with five flights per week but this service is expected to increase to daily flights within weeks. The nonstop flights will take 45 minutes only, thus reducing the travel time dramatically.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. BAe 146-300 9G-SBB (msn E3123) is seen at Southend before delivery to Africa.

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Starbow Airlines to add two more BAe 146s

Starbow Airlines (Accra) is planning to add additional BAe 146s.

The new airline issued the following statement:

“Aero Surveys Limited, a West African regional carrier, operating under the commercial name ”Starbow” has just finalized the lease of another two BAe 146 jetliners bringing its total fleet size to four jets in less than six months.

Starbow started domestic operations in Ghana on Monday September 26, 2011 with its maiden flight to Kumasi. Starbow’s patronage has increased overwhelmingly since it commenced operations and now serves Kumasi with 16 flights a week, Tamale with 7 flights a week and Takoradi with 5 flights a week.

Regionally, Starbow plans to offer direct air services from Accra, Ghana to 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 Limited, a lessor based in the British Virgin Islands, which has purchased the aircraft from Falko Regional Aircraft Limited. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled in May 2012.”

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.

Starbow Airlines commences operations in Ghana

Starbow Airlines (Accra) commenced scheduled passenger flights on September 26 on the Accra-Kumasi route using BAe 146-300s.

The new airline issued the following statement:

Aero Surveys Limited, operating under the commercial name Starbow, announced that its scheduled commercial air services commenced on Monday, September 26, 2011.

Starbow is operating two BAe 146-300s aircraft with 94 seats, including 8 Business Class seats. The BAe 146-300 is a four-engine jet aircraft that will bring an unprecedented level of reliability, speed, and comfort to aviation in Ghana.

The inauguration flight was from Accra to Kumasi. On September 28 2011, Starbow added the Accra-Tamale route and soon after, Accra-Takoradi route as well as a second daily flight to Kumasi.

Starbow has partnered with leading European maintenance providers, Inflite, and has hired highly experienced foreign and local pilots, all of whom are trained to EASA standards. Starbow aims to achieve world class levels of safety and reliability.”

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. BAe 146-300 G-UKSC became 9G-SBA (msn E3125) on delivery. The airline is pictured at Southend before the delivery.

Cities served and prospective destinations in west Africa:

Starbow Airlines is born in Ghana

Starbow Airlines (Accra) is a new airline that is planning to operate two BAe 146-300s on domestic and regional routes in Ghana. The first aircraft has been painted at Southend.

Copyright Photo: Keith Burton. Last operated by Eurowings as D-AEWM, this 146-300 has reverted to its original AirUK delivery registration of G-UKSC (msn E3125). Pictured at Southend after painting, the airliner will become 9G-SBA on delivery to the new carrier.

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