Starbow leases two BAe 146s to start international services

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Starbow, the trading name of Ghanaian start-up carrier Aero Surveys, has leased two additional British Aerospace BAe 146 aircraft.

It will use the aircraft to begin international operations in West Africa.

Aero Surveys chief executive Brock Friesen said the two BAe 146s will initially be used to start services from Accra in Ghana to Abidjan in Cote d'Ivoire. He said that flights would begin by May, initially with a daily frequency, but added this would soon increase to twice-daily.

Friesen said that by September 2012 Starbow would add daily flights to Monrovia in Liberia, Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, and Cotonou in Benin.

Since Starbow began 12 weekly domestic services in September 2011, it has increased operations in Ghana to 27 flights a week from Accra to Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi.