The Republic of Ghana Plans to Re-launch National Airline With Three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Updated: Jan 11, 2020
Boeing announced on the third day of the 2019 Dubai Airshow that the Republic of Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase of three B787-9 Dreamliners with a list value of $877.5M.
The Government of the Republic of Ghana and Boeing announced today that they have selected the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as the platform to relaunch their national airline. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is for the purchase of three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, with a list value of $877.5M. In Tuesday’s announcement, The Republic of Ghana’s Honorable Minister of Aviation and Member of Parliament, Joseph Kofi Adda said,
“There is growing demand for air travel to and from Ghana and we believe the advanced 787-9 Dreamliner gives us an efficient and flexible machine to launch a regional network and eventually serve international destinations in the future. The 787 has an excellent reputation for its operational performance, fuel efficiency and passenger experience and we are confident that we have the right partner for our new carrier.
The new carrier will be based in Accra, where a strategic hub will be established to serve cities across West Africa, and eventually destinations in Europe, North America and Asia. The long-term plan is to open the carrier to private investment and operation. Adding to today’s announcement, Boeing’s SVP – Commercial Sales & Marketing, Ihssane Mounir stated,
“Africa boasts a growing, young workforce and vast natural resources. We see the demand for air travel continuing to rise across the continent. Boeing is honored to work with Ghana in helping re-launch an airline to serve this vast market. We look forward to working with the government on an integrated solution that includes the 787-9 Dreamliner and aviation services to support the new airline and provide a superior experience for its future passengers.”
Part of the three aircraft 787 Dreamliner family, the Boeing 787-9 can carry 296 passengers up to 7,530 nautical miles (13,950 kilometers), while delivering a fuel and emissions reduction of between 20-25%, when compared to previous airplanes in its class.