Category archives for: Aviation

West Blue Boosts Cross Border Trade as eManifest Takes Off in July

Theresa Kyei Asare,Customs sector commander KIA

Accra, June 23, 2017//- West Blue Consulting, the technical partners of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project has taken giant steps to accelerate cross border trade among Ghana and its trading partners.

Ghana Moves Up to Sixth Position on Africa Visa Openness Index


Ghana has made the most progress in 2016 in opening up its borders to African travelers, moving into sixth place in the Index, up 16 places from 2015, according to the latest Africa Visa Openness Index. 

West Blue Partners IATA to Deploy Cargo XML for Airlines

Aminu Uthman,General manager of Westblue Consulting,delivering a presentation

Accra, 20th April, West Blue Consulting, the technical partners of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project is working feverishly with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure that aircraft  start using an electronic format called Cargo XML to submit their cargo data to customs before landing at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Accra.

Starbow Apologizes to Passengers on Sunday Bad Weather Flight

Starbow flight

Management of Starbow Airlines, a domestic airline in Ghana has apologized to its cherished passengers, especially those who were on its flight S9103 on Sunday 9 April, 2017 for any inconvenience the incident might have caused.

Naval Industrial Partnerships Can Boost Regional Security in West Africa  

The Coast Guard Cutter Alert from Astoria, Ore., patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of South and Central America Oct. 6, 2014. The crew of Alert will return home Sunday following a 70-day deployment in the eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three suspected vessels, detained 15 suspected smugglers, and seized 3,180 pounds of cocaine with a wholesale value of more than $48 million. (Coast Guard photo by Cutter Alert)

  Paramount Group, Africa’s largest defence and aerospace company today called for stronger collaboration between West African governments and the private sector to create local, affordable and sustainable defence solutions in response to the increasing threats of piracy, illegal fishing and terrorism faced by navies in the Gulf of Guinea.

Fly Like an Effective Executive

British Airways

You’ve probably seen George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, the hatchet-man in Up in The Air, hired by businesses that need to “downsize” their employees.

Eggs-otic Easter Attractions for British Airways Passengers

If you’re travelling over the upcoming Easter break, some destinations can provide more than just chocolate eggs at supermarkets.

25 Airlines Submit Electronic Cargo Data to GRA before Landing

Front row (2nd left Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Trade, Industry and Tourism, Titus Glover, a committee member, Fifi Kwetey, and   CEO of West Blue Consulting Madam Valentina Mintah

West Blue Consulting, the technical partners of the Ghana National Single Window (GNSW) project has disclosed that  25 airlines electronically submit their manifests to the Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) up to four hours before landing at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra.

Emirates to Rid Landfills of Plastic Litter Through Eco-innovation


Emirates Airline has given a broad hint that its new ‘Sustainable Blanket Programme’ will help to recover 88 million plastic bottles from landfills by the end of 2019.

African Travel Spend to Rise 24 Percent in 2018


New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018.

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