Wholly owned Ghanaian airline Goldstar Air to add Toronto Pearson International
Airport to its initial international destinations list, which will be the eighteenth initial destination to commence with.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Eric Bannerman, Goldstar
Air is working with the authorities of the Toronto Person International Airport on
first carrier analysis, route evaluation, and market opportunities for Goldstar Air and to attract more airlines from the Africa region. Once everything is sorted out, the airline will offer direct flights from the Republic of Ghana, home to the airline’s main hub, to Toronto Metropolitan, the second-fastest-growing metropolitan area in North America after the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex in Texas.
The new direct service will help boost investment, tourism, diplomatic, and
socioeconomic bonds between the two regions and will be connecting Africa with
the rest of the world, as we are looking to satisfy the demands of our passengers. Our passengers will want to go to their final destinations in an easy, concise, and wellstructured way, not having to arrive at complicated airports, pick up suitcases, check in again, miss the flight, and all those other things that happen. Providing
connectivity is fundamental to helping improve the customer experience when flying
with us around the world.
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the fourth-most populous city in
North America, and it is recognized as one of the most multicultural and
cosmopolitan cities in the world. The city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange,
the headquarters of Canada’s five largest banks, the headquarters of many large
Canadian and multinational corporations, and an international center of business. Its economy is highly diversified, with strengths in technology, design, financial
services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, aerospace, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism. It is the third-largest tech hub in North America after Silicon Valley and New York City.
There are many large downtown parks, which include Allan Gardens, Christie Pits,
Grange Park, Little Norway Park, Moss Park, Queen’s Park, Riverdale Park, and
Trinity Bellwoods Park. South of downtown are two large parks on the waterfront:
Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Street Spit, which has a nature preserve and
is open on weekends; and the Toronto Islands, accessible from downtown by ferry.
Large parks in the outer areas managed by the city include High Park, Humber Bay
Park, Centennial Park, Downsview Park, Sunnybrook Park, Morningside Park, Guild Park, and Gardens.
Goldstar Air’s journey is a clear vision to use the power of air travel to create a better future for the next generation, boost trade and tourism, and open new employment opportunities. Our substantial investment in the aviation industry will enable us to gain market share on key long-haul routes to and from our hubs (Accra and Kumasi) as well as drive more business and leisure travelers to visit Ghana. As we are waiting for approval to lease Kotoka International Airport terminal Two (2) and projecting huge international arrivals in Ghana going forward, the airline will cooperate with the Ghana Airport Company Limited to have a multistorey parking garage building at our main hubs, Kumasi International Airport and opposite Kotoka International Airport terminal Two, as every modern airport requires enough parking to help reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.
Goldstar Air will initially be flying from Kumasi International Airport to six
destinations namely London, Rome, Hamburg, Madrid, Dusseldorf and Milan and
twelve destinations from Accra (Kotoka International Airport) namely Washington,
Lagos, London, Monrovia, Abidjan, Freetown, Dubai, Guangzhou, Rhode Island,
Dakar, Banjul, Conakry and pending cities such as Miami-Florida, Atlanta-Georgia,
Chicago- Illinois, Glasgow (Scotland) and Houston (Texas) and many more.