The Government of Liberia has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Ghanaian start-up Goldstar Airlines (Accra) over the proposed establishment of a new Liberian national airline.

An official statement did not reveal the exact shareholder breakdown of Lone Star Air (Monrovia Roberts) let alone a potential launch date. However, it did confirm that Lone Star Air would serve 11 West African cities from its Monrovia Roberts base namely Accra, Abuja, Lagos, Abidjan, Freetown, Banjul, Conakry, Dakar Blaise Diagne Int'l, Ouagadougou, Bissau, and São Tome. Eric Bannerman, the Chairman/CEO of Goldstar Air, has confirmed to ch-aviation that operations will be onboard EMB-145LRs.

Liberian transport minister, Samuel Wlue, signed the memorandum of understanding on behalf of the Government of Liberia with Bannerman signing for the Ghanaian start-up.

Liberia does currently have any scheduled airlines of its own with all of its regional international connectivity provided by the likes of ASKY Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, Air Côte d'Ivoire, and Africa World Airlines. For its part, Goldstar Airlines has been planning to complete its certification and launch for several years now but with no success.

Goldstar was not immediately available for comment.