Goldstar Air - Wings of Ghana
Goldstar Air is a wholly-owned Ghanaian Airline based in Accra, Ghana which is ambitious of providing scheduled and non-scheduled passenger air service initially to twelve destination in USA, Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
We have chosen Baltimore - Washington International Airport, Providence International Airport, USA, London - UK, Dubai - UAE, Guangzhou - China and most of the West African countries as major originating cities for our operations. Direct non-stop services will be deployed where necessary.
The operational size of the Five year study period makes up the development and profit making phase of Goldstar Air. Our operations for the five years will make up for both the development and the diverse routes, after which other destinations will follow after the prima five years.
There is a significant market to support these flight operations in early years to achieve maximum efficiency in production. These flight operations make excellent returns and have high potentiality prospects for many years to come for the commercial and tourist industry of the economy.
Baltimore has been selected as an originating airport from Accra, Ghana in view of the fact that it is a practical and viable alternative to the existing business operations of other airlines which operates from New York, Washington and continental airlines. which operates from Europe. These airlines usually offer connecting services to Accra from other cities in the United States. Furthermore, Baltimore has excellent road/rail connections which would make it convenient for potential clients from other states in the U.S. who are relatively close to Maryland, to avail themselves of our services.
London - UK's selection offers a viable alternative and only airline flying direct there from Accra, the operations of other airlines that do transit (tending to up to 1 or 2 flights changes with an overall travel time between 8 and 12 hours) resulting in loss of significant holiday time.
Dubai's selection as an originating airport from Accra is based on holidays and business considerations. The overall travel time will be significant for both tourists and business passengers.
Providence International Airport as an originating airport from Accra, Ghana in view of the fact that it is a practical and viable alternative to the existing business operations of other airlines which operates from New York. Rhode Island which has a lot of West African Immigrants, has excellent road/rail connections, which will make it convenient for potential clients from other states like Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.
Similar to London, Guangzhou’s selection as an originating airport from Accra will be the direct flight from West Africa there and it is also based on transit and travel considerations. In some instances, the overall travel time can be between 24 to 30 hours, leading to a loss of 2 days of holiday/business time.
West African cities selected. offers viable options for African travelers who sometimes have to transit in so many countries or sometimes in Europe before they get to their destinations.
One of the major objectives of our business operations is to attract more visitors to Ghana. In order to achieve this, we will be offering 10 hours non-stop flights to Baltimore, 6½ hours non-stop flights to London, 7½ hours non-stop flights to Dubai, 14 hours non-stop flights to Guangzhou and non-stop flights to some West Africa destinations. This significant reduction in travel time, combined with trade mark superior on/off-board services as well as competitive pricing, will form the cornerstone of Goldstar Air’s operations and thereby make us a high-ranking preferred choice.
Over the past few years, most West African air travel organizers and tour operators have been unable to sustain profitable long-term operations; This has been largely due to under-capitalization, mismanagement, lack of proper cash and operational controls.
The American tour operators, who currently operate with limited local competition, therefore benefit from premium pricing and capacity loads thereby dominating intercontinental traffic between the United States and West Africa.
Overall, the travel demands in West Africa greatly exceed their capacity. As presented in the IATA report in 2013, “Africa airlines’ traffic climbed 9.8% in May, the African carriers are benefitting from a sustained increase in trade through developing links to Asia and the Middle East, as well as from strong Gross Domestic Product growth in local economies, particularly in West Africa. Capacity rose 7.4% in May, raising load factor from 1.4 percentage points to 66.2%”.
Goldstar Air's business OPERATIONS is to inject a rapid growth to the West African tourism market which is currently under-serviced. As a Ghanaian registered Company, we plan to utilize the country’s status as the “Gateway to West Africa” to develop the West Africa market by introducing scheduled flights from all the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) countries through Accra (Hub) to North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
Operationally, our marketing strategy will be instituted on the characteristics of the low-cost carriers package and tours operations methodology which has to date been successful in Ghana, North America and Europe.
Although periodically there are isolated disturbances in some neighboring West African countries, Ghana offers a stable political and economic environment. From an investment perspective therefore, Ghana offers potential investors a low-risk and attractive value preposition.
Goldstar Air has procured the services of top management personnel who have many years of experience in Management, Technical, Marketing, Customer Service and Aviation Regulatory Affairs.
The stated goal of the Goldstar Air management team is to provide an amazing customer experience through the provision of the best service at reasonable cost for our passengers and other clients.
Goldstar Air will do our part to help improve the Ghanaian economy through the provision of affordable and available International business. Improve the lives of Ghanaians through the provision of affordable and available international travel and provide job opportunities and aviation related training to Ghanaians especially the youth.
Goldstar Air will be creating a minimum of five thousand direct and indirect jobs in Ghana. Some of the jobs which the youth will benefit are Pilots, Ground Service Crew, Service person in maintenance, Cabin crew, Counter Agents, Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Country Managers, Stations Managers, Accountants, flight dispatch, Drivers, Marketing Personnel, Air Marshalls, Cargo Agents, Catering Services, Hotel Accommodations, Fuel Suppliers etc.
In the United States of America, we have been offered two years free landing, parking, advert and office space by Mr. Pimental, Assistant Vice President Air service Development at Providence International Airport and Mr. Storck, Director Air Service Department and Strategic Analysis at Baltimore Washington International Airport.
In Scotland, which will be our future destination, we have been offered one year free landing, parking and office space by Mr. Paul White, Business Development Manager and Mr. Robert Love, Aero Commercial Analyst at Glasgow International Airport.