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 is a Ghanaian scheduled airline based in the Airport Residential Area of 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 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 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

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

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 22 May 2012, an Antrak Air ATR42 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 the ATR-42 with the registration number of 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. ^ "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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