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Air travel is growing rapidly in Ghana, as the country’s population takes to the sky and more tourists and businesspeople visit the country. Plans are under way to develop Ghana’s major airports to keep pace with growing demand, while the government is also seeking a private investor to help re-establish a national airline.

How can the industry counter the perception that passenger flights are only for the affluent?

Few sectors are as fundamental to supporting long-term economic development as transport. As Ghana’s growth has accelerated in recent years, the government has sought to boost investment in all modes of transport through public and private resources.

Chapter | Transport from The Report: Ghana 2014

As Ghana’s growth has accelerated in recent years, the government has sought to boost investment in all modes of transport through public and private resources. Unlike many emerging markets, Ghana’s transport backbone covers every region of the country, with heavy concentration in the most economically developed areas, such as around the capital, Accra. Oil earnings have stimulated Ghana’s...

Ghana has developed a reputation as a robust and stable democracy, and with a storied legacy of pan-African initiatives it has long punched above its weight diplomatically. While the recent oil boom following the discovery of the offshore Jubilee field in 2007 has helped to fuel GDP growth as much as 14% over recent years, it is now projected to slow to a more modest 4.5% in 2014.

News that South African Airlines (SAA) looks to be homing in on Ghana as the most likely location for a secondary hub should bolster the country’s efforts to carve a niche as a regional air transport centre.

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