Antrak Air

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Antrak Air
Antrak Air logo.png
IATA
O4
ICAO
ABV
Callsign
ANTRAK
Founded September 2003 (2003-09)
Hubs Kotoka International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 5
Headquarters Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Key people Alhaji Asoma Banda, Fadel Banda, William Asare
Website antrakair.com

Antrak Air is a Ghanaian scheduled airline based in the Airport Residential Area in Accra, Ghana.[1] It started operations in September 2003 and operates scheduled domestic, regional and international services, as well as charter services in West Africa. Its main base is at Kotoka International Airport, Accra.[2]

The company suspended all operations in May 2012 following a fire on board its only aircraft.[3] The company resumed its domestic flights on August 6 after being grounded for about 2 months. [4]

Destinations[edit]

Antrak Air operated the following scheduled services (at April 2012):[2]

Antrak Air was a designated carrier of Ghana to numerous countries worldwide including the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.

In September 2011, Antrak Air filed a legal challenge[5] seeking an injunction to suspend operations of new competitor Starbow Airlines.

Fleet[edit]

The Antrak Air fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of July 2012) :

Incidents and Accidents[edit]

  • On 22 May 2012, an Antrak Air ATR42 flying from Tamale to Accra with 33 passengers and 4 crew caught fire on departure from Tamale Airport. Passengers were evacuated from the aircraft and no fatalities were reported.[8]

In April 2007, a similar engine fire occurred on the right engine of the ATR-42 with registration number 9G-ANT. This flight was operating the last evening flight from Kumasi to Accra with over 30 passengers. The aircraft landed safely with one engine (left engine) in Accra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact Us." Antrak Air. 4 August 2010. Retrieved on 8 December 2011. "Accra Corporate Office 50 Senchi Street, Airport Residential. Area"
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 76. 
  3. ^ http://www.citifmonline.com/index.php?id=1.907294
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Antrak, CTK warn Startbow
  6. ^ 9G-AAB Antrak Air ATR 42-320 - cn 041. planespotters.net.
  7. ^ EC-KVI Antrak Air ATR 72-500 (72-212A) - cn 824. planespotters.net.
  8. ^ Avoka, others escape aircraft fire. 22 May 2012.

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