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African airlines swoop in for deals at Dubai Airshow

Published on Nov 22 2019 // Business, News

MORE49090043626_65fe0787df_cAir Senegal signed a memorandum of understanding to purchase eight Airbus A220 aircraft to fly routes to Europe and West Africa from 2021, on the first day of the 5-day event that ended on Thursday.

The french planemakers declined to reveal the value of the deal, but Bloomberg reported the order could be valued at up to $730 million.

Under the MoU two aircraft will be delivered a year starting from 2021, West Africa’s Air Senegal said.

The Ghanaian government also signed a provisional order with Boeing for three 787-9 Dreamliners intended to serve a new 90% privately-owned airline in which the state will have a 10% stake, according to Ghana’s minister of aviation, Joseph Kofi Adda.

“We believe the advanced 787-9 Dreamliner gives us an efficient and flexible machine to launch a regional network and eventually serve international destinations in the future,” Kofi Adda said.

Ghana’s state airline Ghana Airways ceased operations in 2004, and was liquidated in 2005 after it failed keep up with its debt repayments following a government refusal to any more bailout payments

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