UG Alumnus Captain Solomon Quainoo, Flies Emirates Airlines to Make Historic Landing at KIA

Captain Solomon Quainoo has piloted Emirates A380 Aircraft, the world’s biggest passenger aircraft for the official commissioning of the new Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. With over 10,000 flying hours, Captain Quainoo an airline pilot and captain, has worked for respected international airlines and operated different types of aircraft including Boeing 777 and A340 before gaining command to pilot the A380.

He pursued a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics and Geology from the University of Ghana and proceeded to Kingston University in London for a Masters of Engineering degree in Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

He enrolled at the Oxford Aviation Training for his pilot qualification course and completed in 2003. After obtaining his license, Captain Quainoo got his first pilot role with British Midland International and subsequently joined British Airways where he flew the Boeing 737 and 300 400 and 500 series.

He has spent the last seven years with Emirates serving as a first officer before being promoted to captain.

The University is proud of your achievement, Ayekoo Captain Quainoo.