Air Ghana (Accra) commenced cargo operations on May 1 for DHL after securing its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) in April. The cargo airline started operations with a single Boeing 737-400 freighter (above) leased from Swiftair (Madrid) on the Abidjan-Accra-Lagos route. Boeing 737-4Q8 9G-AGL (msn 25163) is fully painted in DHL’s colors.
The new airline issued this statement:
Air Ghana has taken delivery of a Boeing 737-400F aircraft with the registration of 9G-AGL. This first aircraft (total 5 aircraft over the next 3 years) is in DHL livery and will be exclusively dedicated to DHL scheduled services in West Africa. The first flight on May 1, 2014, operated an ABJ-ACC-LOS-ACC-ABJ rotation. Air Ghana now has an AOC issued by Ghana Civil Aviation making Air Ghana a fully operational cargo airline.
This new development represents a very important part and a major step forward in making Accra the number one hub in West Africa. The aircraft will be used to provide a feeder service to West, Central and Southern African countries and once fully operational will significantly increase cargo throughput at Kotoka International Airport. A fully operational integrated feeder service, a strong interline GSSA network, together with a new state of art handling facilities at GACC Ltd.