Starbow has taken delivery of another BAe 146 aircraft. This brings to three Starbow’s fleet and a fourth one is expected to arrive in the country before the end of this month.
According to Archibald Kittoe, a Senior Marketing Officer of Starbow airlines, “this latest aircraft is modeled like the existing BAes, but with eight (8) luxurious Businesses –class seats. This means with the acquisition of this aircraft and the fourth one which is due in the country soon, Starbow is now poised to commence its direct air services from Accra to capital cities of the neighboring West Africa countries in the third quarter of this year namely Cotonou, Abidjan, Monrovia, Abuja and Ouagadougou.”
He also said that the current unprecedented growth in demand for domestic airline services, which is due to the advent of Starbow airlines, will be met.
With the new addition, flights from Accra to Kumasi will now be three (3) times daily. Morning flights from Accra to Takoradi will also be commenced shortly.
In line with the above , Starbow has flown eight newly recruited pilots, many of which are fluent in French, to undergo training in Manchester, United Kindgom after completing a two –week intensive Ground school training in Accra, Ghana.
Thirty (30) newly – recruited Cabin crew attendants will also start their training before the end of this month.
Building on its very strong opening performance, Starbow continues to place its faith in the BAe 146 which was designed for, and is very well suited to, the regional routes planned by the airline.
This is mainly due to the majority of routes being short and operating from some limited access airfields.
The aircraft’s high wing and four engine configuration is complemented by tail-mounted air brakes and optional steep approach modifications to extend the aircraft’s potential into airfields formerly accessible to only turboprop aircraft alone. The leased ZS-SMO in hybrid livery: