Meridian Airways

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Air Charter Express)
Jump to: navigation, search
Meridian Airways
Meridian Airways logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
- MAG MERID AIR
Founded 2007
Ceased operations 2015
Hubs Ostend-Brugge International Airport
Fleet size 5
Headquarters Kotoka International Airport
Accra, Ghana

Meridian Airways was a Ghanaian registered cargo airline (with an Air Operator Certificate Number of AOC 023) with its head office in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, and served as its main hub at Ostend-Brugge International Airport in Belgium. The company started operations as Air Charter Express in 2007 with a Douglas DC-8-63/AF. Operating two DC-8s on cargo charter flights from Ostend Airport to the Middle East. The airline also operated charter flights for the British Ministry of Defence from RAF Lyneham.

Two additional DC-8-63F's arrived[when?] at Ostend Airport (EBOS) with Meridian Air colours. During 2009, Air Charter Express was renamed to Meridian Airways.[1]

Meridian Airways Ltd. was banned from operating in the European Union.[2]

In January 2010, Meridian Airways operated a series of flights from East Midlands Airport to Port-au-Prince in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

In 2014, Meridian's fleet of DC-8's were among all planes of that type grounded by the Ghana government.[3]

Meridian has ceased operations.[4]

Fleet[edit]

9G-AXA, 9G-AXB, 9G-AXC, 9G-AXD, 9G-AXE

References[edit]

External links[edit]