Ghana Airways

Ghana Airways from 1958 to 2004, the national airline based in Accra Ghana and based on the local Kotoka International Airport.


The airline was founded on July 4, 1958, and adopted on July 15, 1958 to operate on. You should take over the domestic and international service of West African Airways. The domestic routes were discontinued in September 1991.

In the early 2000s, Ghana Airways chartered an Airbus A330 from the Canadian Society SkyService Airlines and McDonnell Douglas MD- 11 from the American World Airways for the operation to North America. The end of 2003 fell from a DC-10, as the company maintenance obligations could no longer meet. As a result, Ghana Airways had to cancel a large part of its long-haul flights to the acquisition of a DC-10 Hawaiian Airlines.

From 28 July 2004, Ghana Airways was excluded from flights to the USA, as the company could not meet the safety requirements. On 13 August 2004 the ticket sale has been set.

Ghana Airways has ceased all activities in the sequence and has been replaced by Ghana International Airlines, a public-private partnership company, since May 2010, but also insolvent.


Ghana Airways flew to North America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. By the end of flight operations were flown directly into Germany Hamburg and Dusseldorf.


Last operated fleet

Before the air operation, the fleet of the Ghana Airways consisted of ten aircraft:

Naval History

Ghana Airways continued, inter alia, the following aircraft types:

  • Antonov An-12
  • Bristol Britannia
  • De Havilland Heron
  • Douglas DC-3/C-47
  • Douglas DC-9
  • Fokker F-28
  • Hawker Siddeley HS 748
  • Ilyushin Il -18
  • Vickers Viscount
  • Vickers VC10