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388,800 People used domestic airlines in first half

BY: Arku Jasmine

Doreen Owusu-FiankoMore than 388,800 people travelled by air within the country in the first six months of the year, data from the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) have showed.

Within the period, May recorded the highest monthly air traffic of 69,844 people while February had the lowest passenger throughput of 53,289 people.

The data showed further that Antrak Air dominated operations in the first half of the year with 40 per cent market share.

About 159,079 people, representing 40 per cent of the period’s air traffic, travelled with Antrak, according to the data.

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This was followed by Starbow, which had 129,669 people using its services within the first six months of the year.

Its passenger throughput within the period represented 34 per cent of the total air traffic and was only six per cent behind the market leader, Antrak Air.

Fly 540 also recorded air traffic of 66,695 people, representing 18 per cent of total air traffic within the period under review.

About 29,067 people also used the services of African World Airlines (AWA), indicating that the airline which started domestic airline operations in late last year controlled seven per cent of the market share in the first half of the year.

The remaining one per cent of the period’s passenger throughput was shared by Belgian-based domestic airline operator, Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV), and charter flights.

By Maxwell Adombila Akalaare/Graphic Business/Ghana