Sentra Airways, a Manchester-based startup airline, will attempt to conquer the skies with its inaugural flights to West Africa.
By the end of 2022, the new airline hopes to begin long-haul flights between Manchester and Accra, Ghana. Following the start in West Africa, the airline intends to expand its long-haul network to include flights to the United States.
Sentra Airways will commence operations in April 2022 with an Airbus A330-200 aircraft leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), a US-based lessor. The new plane will be delivered in the summer of 2022.
“ALC is pleased to announce this lease placement for one A330-200 with Sentra Airways,” said Lauren Kervick, assistant Vice President of Marketing of Air Lease Corporation. “Sentra has an exciting growth and business plan operating from the UK to West Africa, and we look forward to growing our relationship over the coming years.”
The airline must still get an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of the United Kingdom. According to prior social media posts, it had intended to begin operations in September 2021.
Sentra Airways joins flypop and Hans Airways as the UK’s newest long-haul startup airlines.