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ITA Airways enters Ghana, flies 4 times weekly from Accra to Rome

By Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri
Maritime, Port & Aviation ITA Airways enters Ghana, flies 4 times weekly from Accra to Rome
FRI, 07 JUN 2024 LISTEN

ITA Airways has successfully commenced its commercial flight operations to Kotoka International Airport, marking a significant milestone in Ghana's aviation sector.

The inaugural flight, which landed at approximately 19:39 hours on Thursday, June 6, 2024 was greeted with a ceremonial water cannon salute by the Rescue and Firefighting team of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL).

Mrs. Yvonne Nana Afriyie Opare, Managing Director of GACL, praised ITA Airways' management for this new initiative. She highlighted that the commencement of the Rome-Accra-Rome route demonstrates a strong vote of confidence in Ghana's aviation industry. This move is expected to bolster Ghana's efforts to position itself as a leading aviation hub and a key player in the airport business in West Africa.

Mrs. Opare emphasized that the introduction of this direct flight route marks a new era of convenience and efficiency for travelers, offering enhanced options and seamless connectivity for both business and leisure passengers between these vibrant cities.

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She also mentioned the recent commissioning of Tamale International Airport and Prempeh International Airport in Kumasi, encouraging airlines to explore the opportunities in these emerging markets.

"As the Operator and Manager of all airports in Ghana, GACL is dedicated to providing unwavering support to ensure ITA Airways achieves consistent high performance in on-time departures and arrivals," Mrs. Opare stated. "Our expectation is that ITA Airways will go the extra mile to deliver exceptional customer service, ensuring a seamless travel experience for passengers."

Mrs. Opare called on stakeholders to continue supporting GACL's vision, which aligns with the broader governmental goals for the aviation industry.

The launch event featured several notable speakers, including Pierfrancesco Carino, Vice President of Sales at ITA Airways, Ghana's Ambassador to Italy, Madam Merena Botsio Benyah, the Ambassador of Italy to Ghana and Togo, Madam Daniela d'Orlandi, and Reverend Stephen Wilfred Arthur, Director of Economic Regulations and Business Development at the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.

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With ITA Airways' entry into the Ghanaian market, it becomes the 24th international airline to operate at Kotoka International Airport. The airline will provide four weekly flights from Italy to Accra on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, offering new travel opportunities for passengers.

Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri
Emmanuel Ajarfor Abugri

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