Aviance Marks 25th Milestone

Mr. Addah left is joined by management staff of Aviance for a memorable picture

Aviance,
Ghana’s premier ground cargo and passenger handling company operating at the Kotoka
international Airport (KIA), has marked its 25th anniversary with a series
of activities this month. Highlights of the celebrations included rebranding of
the company, a donation of food stuff and provisions to inmates of the Accra Psychiatric
hospital, health screening and an awards ceremony to reward long serving staff
for their contributions to the growth of the company.

Established in October 1994 as the African Ground
Operations (AFGO) the company has successfully handled Ghana’s cargo imports and
exports at the KIA for the past 25 years. After over 10 years of successful
operations, AFGO was renamed as Aviance Ghana, a part of the international
group.   

Aviance introduced modern ground cargo and passenger
handling equipment at the KIA to ensure the provision of quality services
consistent with the requirements of the International Air Transport Association
(IATA). Aviance also introduced the use of modern security gadgets, renovated
and expanded infrastructure at the KIA to position it as an aviation hub in
West Africa.

At
a grand durbar to climax the anniversary celebrations, Joseph Kofi Adda,
Minister for Aviation, commended the management and staff of Aviance for their
immense contribution towards the development of Ghana’s aviation industry and
for the many jobs and business opportunities created.

As
far as security is concerned, the Minister said government would be vigilant to
ensure that the industry maintains the score Ghana earned at the recent
aviation Audit leading to the nation earning awards in Montreal, Canada. He
urged Aviance as well as other ground handling companies to stay on the right
side of the law, as far as gold smuggling, money laundering and drug
trafficking are concerned.

The
Director General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Ing. Simon Allotey,  congratulated the Board, Management and staff
of Aviance Ghana for its 25 years of providing excellent cargo and passenger
handling services at the KIA. The Director-General noted that about 4.1 billion
passengers were conveyed on 38 million international flights last year and
these figures are expected to double in the next 15-years.

Mark
Kamis, Managing Director of Aviance said he would continue to work hard with
his team to strengthen and sustain the gains made by Aviance as the leading
ground handling company in Ghana.

Present
at the anniversary celebrations were Koen Neven, Managing Director of the then
AFGO now Aviance, Marwan Traboulsi of Air Ghana and Chris Goodsir, Country  Manager of Swissport Ghana.



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