Fly540 to start Accra-Lagos flights
Fly540 intends to commence flights between Accra and Lagos on 24 September 2012, using a newly acquired Embraer 170. Schedule (operates all days, except on Saturday):
- 5G950 ACC-LOS 17:15-19:15
- 5G951 LOS-ACC 19:45-19:45
Fly540 will be renamed Fastjet later this year. The airline, in which easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou has a stake, aims to become a pan-African low-cost carrier.
Meanwhile, another Ghanaian carrier, Starbow Airlines, also plans to commence flights to Lagos in the near future. On the other hand, Senegal Airlines has dropped plans to start a Dakar-Lagos service. Also, the Nairobi-Abuja route announced by Kenya Airways last June will not take off this week.