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02MAR2013: EMB-170 returned to lessor by Fly540 Ghana after route cuts
Fly540 Ghana (5G, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) has returned its single EMB-170 9G-FLZ (c/n 17000004) to ECC Leasing in early January with the aircraft currently in storage at Alverca (LPAR). Fly540 Ghana has cut all of international routes as well as all domestic services with the exception of the country's key domestic route between Accra and Kumasi (KMS). It continues to operate its only remaining aircraft, ATR 72-500 9G-FLY (c/n 949), on the route offering up to five daily services.
08FEB2013: Fly540 withdraws brand license for Fastjet, legal battle continues
Fly540 (5H, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)) CEO Don Smith has announced that the Kenyan regional carrier would have withdrawn the Fly540 brand license for Fastjet (FN, Dar-es-Salaam (DAR)) asking the low-cost carrier to stop using the Fly540 brand for its operations in Angola, Ghana and Tanzania within a week. Fastjet had acquired Lonrho Aviation in 2012 and now controls regional carriers Fly540 Angola (F5, Luanda 4 De Fevereiro (LAD)), Fly540 Ghana (5G, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) and Fly540 Tanzania (FTZ, Dar-es-Salaam (DAR)) which had been set-up by Lonrho as Fly540 franchise operators. Fastjet has refused the statements by Fly540 as "false and damaging" saying that it had already paid to acquire the Fly540 brand and would take legal action against Fly540 if Smith would continue to "create" issues. It says it had agreed with Smith and his partners to acquire Fly540 in Kenya as well but would now go ahead and work with JetLink Express (J0, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)) instead. Fly540 Angola operates two ATR 72-200s and an ATR 72-500, Fly540 Ghana operates an EMB-170 and an ATR 72-500. Both carriers are expected to be rebranded as Fastjet at a later stage.
07SEP2012: Fly540 Ghana expands internationally, has already launched Abidjan
Fly540 Ghana (5G, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) has now launched its international expansion already serving Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny (ABJ) five times weekly from Accra Kotoka (ACC) and launching flights to Freetown Lungi International (FNA) four times weekly from September 14, to Monrovia Spriggs Payne (MLW) three times weekly from September 18 and to Lagos Murtala Muhammad (LOS) five times weekly from September 24. It currently operates a ATR 72-500 and an EMB-170 and is expected to be the first carrier to operate under the new Fastjet (FN, Dar-es-Salaam (DAR)) brand soon.
12AUG2012: Ghanaian regional CiTylinK temporarily suspends operations
CiTylinK (CTQ, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) has at least temporarily suspended operations with no future flights on sale until August 26 when it seems to be planning to resume two daily round-trips from Accra to Kumasi (KMS) and Takoradi (TKD). It currently competes with Antrak Air (O4, Accra Kotoka (ACC)), Fly540 Ghana (5G, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) and Starbow Airlines (S9, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) on domestic routes using a Fokker 100 wet-leased from Trade Air (8P, Zagreb Pleso (ZAG)) that has replaced its own Saab 340As on scheduled flights.
25JUL2012: Fly540 Ghana will add EMB-170 regional jet to single ATR 72-500
Fly540 Ghana (5G, Accra Kotoka (ACC)) will be the recipient of the first Fly540 (5H, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)) EMB-170 (c/n 17000004) currently being prepared at Nashville International (BNA). It is unclear if the Fly540 group of airlines will still take delivery of additional EMB-170s as originally planned given the launch of successor Fastjet (FN, Dar-es-Salaam (DAR)) scheduled for later this year. The EMB-170 will complement the single ATR 72-500 Fly540 Ghana currently operates on domestic routes.