The Ghana CAA expects two new airlines, Ashanti and GoldCoast Airlines, to begin operations by the end of 2018, challenging incumbent, Africa World Airlines. Both of the new airlines are in their initial stages of establishing operations.

The delay is a result of administrative paperwork related to the airlines meeting regulatory requirements needed to obtain their operating licenses.

AOCs will be granted once both airline complete a five phase air certification license program.

Two more airlines, Unity Air and Baby Jet Airlines, are also are looking to begin domestic operations. Baby Jet has already received its air carrier license.

Additionally, Montrac Air, Goldstar Air, Smile Air, and DAC airlines are seeking certification.