25 APRIL 2022
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Britain’s latest start-up airline, named Sentra Airways, is set to take delivery of its first aircraft.
Leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC) the 12-year-old Rolls-Royce Trent powered Airbus 330 was with Chinese airline Sichuan.
Operating from Manchester Airport, Sentra Airways plans to debut this winter 2022 offering niche point-to-point scheduled flights between the UK and West Africa, the company said in a statement.
It is currently completing its certification with the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The launch destination will be Accra (Ghana).
According to the company registrar for England and Wales, the company was incorporated (company number 11903393) on 25 March 2019, as a private limited company under the name of Majestic Mallard Airways. Its start-up capital was £600,000 pounds (US$780,875). The nature of business is listed as scheduled and non-scheduled passenger air transport.
It changed its name to Sentra Airways on 20 January 2020. The shareholders are named as Balqis Ismail and Ishmael Musah. Both are British citizens.
"Sentra Airways is delighted to have finally reached this significant milestone", Musah, who is also the Chairman and accountable manager, said in the statement.
"We look forward to further collaborations with ALC and completing the regulatory approvals to gain our UK Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) certification later this year", added Executive Director Bruce Fenton.
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David Nicholas Starkie, United Kingdom
I am puzzled: is there an underserved market from Accra large enough to support a new long-haul start-up airline?