Business News of Friday, 4 August 2017
His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, recently welcomed a VIP delegation from Ghana to his offices.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed, accompanied by Adnan Kazim, DSVP Strategic Planning, RO and Aeropolitical Affairs, Emirates and Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ SVP, Commercial (Africa), were pleased to meet with Ghanaian Minister Cecilia Abena Dapaah, Minister for Aviation, together with a number of high-ranking officials.
The meeting took place at the Emirates Group Headquarters in Dubai. Emirates’ commitment to Ghana and the African market were re-affirmed and opportunities for further co-operation in the future discussed.
Emirates started flights to Accra, Ghana on January 2, 2004 via Lagos, Nigeria with A330-200 aircraft. Accra became a non-stop destination on January 1, 2006. An extension to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire was added a month later in February 2006 from 4 of the 7 weekly frequencies between Dubai and Accra. The route eventually moved to a daily operation with an extension to Abidjan on May 1, 2010.
Today the route is served by a daily scheduled Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration.