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24.04.2012 Business & Finance

Starbow Gets Another BAe 146 Aircraft

By Daily Guide
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STARBOW has taken delivery of another BAe 146 aircraft.

This brings Starbow's fleet to three, and a fourth one is expected to arrive in the country before the end of this month.

Archibald Kittoe, a Senior Marketing Officer of Starbow airlines, who made this known said, 'This latest aircraft is modeled like the existing BAes, but with eight luxurious business class seats. This means with the acquisition of this aircraft and the fourth one, which is due in the country soon, Starbow is now poised to commence its direct air services from Accra to the capital cities of the neighboring countries in the third quarter of this year. Some of the destinations include Cotonou, Abidjan, Monrovia, Abuja and Ouagadougou.'

According to Mr Kittoe, the current unprecedented growth in demand for domestic airlines services, which is due to the advent of Starbow airlines, will be met.

'For instance, flights from Accra to Kumasi will now be three times daily. Morning flights from Accra to Takoradi will also be commenced shortly.'

Also, Starbow has engaged eight new pilots, many of whom are fluent in French, to undergo training in Manchester, United Kindgom after which they will undergo a two -week intensive ground school training in Accra, Ghana.

30 newly-recruited cabin crew attendants will also start their training before the end of this month.

Starbow's BAe 146 aircraft is well suited for regional routes planned by the airline. The aircraft's high wing and four engine configuration is complemented by tail-mounted air brakes and optional steep approach modifications.

 From the business desk

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