Air Malta to commence operations in Ghana this year

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) Yoofi Grant has revealed that talks are underway for Malta’s national airline to commence flying to Ghana in the second quarter of 2020.

The GIPC boss disclosed this information at the second Ghana and Malta Business Forum in Accra which is aimed at fostering bilateral trade opportunities for Ghana and Malta.

According to Yoofi Grant, the AirMalta which was ranked the fifth best in Europe 2017 is readying to fly to Ghana as it looks forward to expanding its Africa reach.

He explains that, the Malta airline when launched in Ghana will provide a faster entry into Europe from Ghana.

AirMalta is the flag carrier airline of Malta, with its headquarters in Luqa and its hub at the Malta international airport. It operates services to destination in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

Yoofi Grant further called for a strong thriving and mutually beneficial collaboration between Ghanaian and Maltese businesses to take advantage of opportunities in each other’s country.

On his part as the Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses in Malta, Silvio Schembri, said Ghana must consider Malta as its home in Europe; a partnership of growth and economic prospects.

“We are facilitating opportunities for Ghana and Malta through our high commissions and other national partners,” he noted.

He called on stakeholders from both countries to be proactive in the exchange of ideas aimed at bettering the lives of people.

Silvio Schembri further said, though both countries may be divided territorially, it is united by a common philosophy.

“We must continue to strengthen culture and economic ties and values that bring the two countries together”.