Belinda Ayamgha, GNA
Accra, Oct. 1, GNA –
Brussels Airlines, almost two years after the start of it operations in Ghana,
has cemented its commitment to the Ghanaian market with the inauguration of its
new offices at the Atlantic Towers, Airport City.
The new offices
highlights the airline’s quest to be more accessible to its customers in Ghana
and its commitment to be an integral part of Ghana’s aviation industry and
partner in its growth.
Ms Rita Macedo,
Brussels Airlines’ Country Manager for Ghana, speaking at a cocktail reception
to mark the opening of its new office, said: “It’s in line with our structure
to be more accessible and to invest in this country,” adding that the location
of the office close to the airport made it very easy for their customers and
other stakeholders to have access to them.
She said Brussels’
operations in Ghana since it started operations in October 2015 had been good
so far and from the four flights a week at the start of operations in 2015, it
had had added a fifth fight this year and hoped to be able to add a sixth in
Ms Macedo lauded the
establishment of the aviation ministry saying it was a very good thing to have
a dedicated ministry for the sector.
“For all airlines, not
just Brussels, the fact that we have an aviation minister that can take care of
our common problems, is very important and I’m sure she’ll help us to grow,”
Ms Macedo said
Brussels will continue to listen to the market to know what it needed and to
provide good products at very affordable fares, as it did now, to stay
competitive in Ghana.
She said the airline,
which refers to itself as the most African of European airlines, was very
committed to the African and will continue to reinforce its position in
Mrs Cecilia Abena
Dapaah, Minister of Aviation, said the establishment of the aviation ministry
by President Akuffo Addo was a huge statement by the government of the
importance of the sector and assured that the ministry was working to achieve
She said the aviation
ministry had so far had several interactions with stakeholders including all
the airlines and had been brought to speed on the operations of the airlines,
adding that it will continue with such interactions in order to be involved in happenings
in the sector.
She noted that while
government played its part to grow the sector and to achieve its vision of
making Ghana a hub for aviation in the West African sub-region, airlines also
had a duty and a responsibility to improve their services for customers.
Ms Dapaah commended
Brussels for their work so far and urged them to expand their frontiers and
operations in the country.