Antrak Air has, since early May 2010, commenced flights along new routes that would undoubtedly bring relief to both private and business people, who need to undertake ventures in the Western and Brong Ahafo regions of the country in real time.
The commencement of flights from Accra to Takoradi and Sunyani, respective capitals of the two regions above, follows a pledge by the chairman of the wholly Ghanaian-owned airline, Alhaji Asoma Abu Banda, in his New Year message to customers that Antrak Air was going to “introduce more domestic flights to justify the huge investment needed to improve and upgrade the various domestic airports”.
With a state of the art aircraft, Beechcraft 1900D, Antrak Air offers its customers along these new routes the flying comfort they need at very competitive fares. The maiden flights to the new routes commenced in the second week of May.
From limited charter flights on selected days, Takoradi, which pairs up with Sekondi to form the ‘Twin City’ of the Western Region, is now dubbed the ‘Oil City,’ and enjoys daily flights from the national capital, Accra.
The service comes in the wake of the burgeoning economic activity in the area due to the oil (black gold) find offshore that region.
Before Antrak Air introduced its twice-a-day service to Takoradi, the options available to commuters along the route were limited to either once or twice daily flight on selected days.
Antrak Air’s new, twice-daily return flights between Accra and Takoradi gives travelers the choice to travel at their most convenient time, and based on one of the guiding principles of airline management - frequency stimulates demand – this has come to stay.
Industry observers regard Antrak Air’s entry to this route as a bold move and belief in the Ghanaian market.
Antrak Air has promised its passengers punctuality, reliability, and convenience.
Another landmark in Antrak’s expansion quest is on the Accra-Sunyani route, previously without regular scheduled flights, where the commuter airline has taken up the responsibility of providing a daily passenger service from Monday through Friday.
Antrak Air has the firm belief that services should be increasing over time and not the other way round. That is one of the main reasons why Antrak Air has stepped in to fill the gap in the market.
With large scale projects in the area, ranging from mining to the Bui Dam power project, it is obvious that the new route comes in handy for commuters between the Greater Accra and the Brong Ahafo regions.