Goldstar Airlines (Accra) has secured its Air Carrier's Licence (ACL) from the Ghanaian Civil Aviation Authority (GhCAA) paving the way for it to begin its AOC certification drive.

According to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the carrier has been awarded rights to various West African destinations including Monrovia Roberts, Lagos, Abidjan, Freetown, Dakar Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International, Conakry, and Banjul as well as Baltimore International in the United States, London Gatwick in the United Kingdom, Guangzhou in China, and Dubai International in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

No firm operational details have yet been disclosed although in September 2015, the start-up announced plans to lease a B767-300(ER) from Portuguese ACMI specialist euroAtlantic Airways (YU, Lisbon).

Meanwhile, the Ghanaian government has suspended its own plans to establish a new national carrier following John Mahama's loss at the polls earlier this month.

The project had progressed to the stage where an inter-ministerial committee was reviewing suitable strategic partners. However, given the change in government, the process has now been suspended until appointments to key ministries, departments, and agencies have been made and can therefore form a new approval committee.

Local media reports indicate that ten prospective airlines and firms have expressed an interest in the as-yet-unnamed airline.