The Ministry of Aviation and the Mexican embassy in Ghana are looking to finalize a bilateral air service agreement by the end of the year that will allow direct flights from Mexico to Ghana.
This development came up during a courtesy call on the Minister for Aviation by the Mexican Ambassador to Ghana.
According to María de los Angeles Arriola Aguirre, Mexico like Ghana is also set to have a new airport by 2020 with a capacity to process 95 million passengers hence the need for both countries to collaborate and make efficient use of the facilities.
Similarly, Joseph Kofi Adda also explained Ghana had also just completed a new terminal and looking forward to having more airlines patronize the facility.
After interactions, sample proposals exchanged by the two heads as a sign of commitment to kicking off the agreement.
According to the Deputy Minister of Aviation, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah also said, the exchange of documents is in hopes that approval will be given by the end of the year.
“Today the Mexicans brought their proposal and we also gave them our proposal on the air service bilateral agreement and from the looks of things we are expecting that by the end of the year we should be able to initial the agreement then we can send it to parliament. Once we do that we can sign an MOU which will allow as to start operating,” Mr Okyere Darko-Mensah said.
Mexico has traditionally been among the most visited countries in the world according to the World Tourism Organisation and the second most visited country in the Americas’ after the United States.
Ghana, on the other hand, is ranked as one of the friendliest countries in the world as visitors continue to troop in.
Figures from the Ghana Airports Company Ltd showed that the country saw more than 1.32 million international arrivals in 2016 up from 1.20 million in 2015.
With the glaring potentials for both nations, the Ministry believes initialling a direct flight between the two nations will boost tourism and trade for both countries.
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