Accra, Oct. 31 – Cronos Airlines last Friday made its maiden commercial flight to Accra, flying in a 37-seater Embraer 135 to the Kotoka International Airport.
The flight was met on arrival by Mr. Jesus Mba Belba Abaha, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to Ghana, representatives of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, and officials of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, who inspected the aircraft.
The Malabo-based airline will operate two flights a week between Accra and the Equatorial Guinean capital, including easy access to Sao Tome and Duala.
At a short inaugural ceremony, Mrs Abena Agyeman-Rebollar, Business Development Manager of Cronos, said there was traffic on the route, as many oil and gas employees were traveling between the two countries.
She said the two cities were currently connected by a weekly flight, a situation she said prompted Cronos’ entry into the Ghanaian market.
The airline, she said, was open to expansion and would introduce bigger aircraft if the market required it, adding that Cotonou, Port Harcourt and Niamey were all destinations Cronos already flew to in the sub-region.
Mr. Abaha, in an address, commended the airline for launching commercial flights between the two countries, describing the move as a step towards further strengthening Ghana-Equatorial Guinea relations.
Mr George Kaiafas, Chief Operating Officer of Cronos, said the route would boost tourism between the two countries.
He said in line with the airline’s slogan, it was committed to ‘linking lives across Africa’ by bringing families together.