Antrak Air

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Antrak Air
Antrak Air logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
O4 ABV ANTRAK
Founded September 2003 (2003-09)
Hubs Kotoka International Airport
Focus cities Kumasi, Tamale, Sunyani, Takoradi, Accra.
Fleet size 4
Destinations 5
Company slogan Total Flight Comfort
Headquarters Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Key people Alhaji Asoma Banda, Fadel Banda, William Asare, Abigail Asamoah, Kwaku Antwi-Bosiako
Website antrakair.com

Antrak Air was a Ghanaian scheduled airline based in the Airport Residential Area of Accra, Ghana.[1] It started operations in September 2003 and operated scheduled domestic, regional and international services, as well as charter services in West Africa. Its main base was 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 6 August after being grounded for about two months,[4] but no longer operates.

Destinations[edit]

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

Antrak Air was a legally 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]

Antrak Air ATR 42 in 2007

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

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 22 May 2012, an Antrak Air ATR-42 flying from Tamale to Accra with 33 passengers and four crew caught fire on departure from Tamale Airport. Passengers were evacuated from the aircraft and no fatalities were reported.[8]
  • In April 2007, an engine fire occurred on the right engine of an ATR-42 with the registration number of 9G-ANT (pictured). 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. ^ "citifmonline". Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "citifmonline". Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Antrak, CTK Warn Ghana Civil Aviation, Starbow Airlines". Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  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", GhanaWeb, 22 May 2012.

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