Arguably, TickiAir.com is one of Ghana’s most promising startup determined to take Ghana, Africa and probably the rest of the world by surprise in the coming years.
The Co-founder of TickiAir.com, Felix Tetteh, is willing to change ticketing system in Ghana by ushering a flexible e-ticketing system in Ghana. TickiAir.com, a sister startup of TickiBus.com is spearheaded by Felix, Jackson, Kessir and Habeeb.
They are eager to transition Ghana’s flight system from a snail – process to a jet-like system.
The following reveals views of Felix Tetteh concerning TickiAir.com and Ghana’s transportation system.
Felix : ‘ My team is made up of four Ashesi University graduates. My co-founders are Jackson Onyeka who is a web and graphic designer, Kessir Adjaho who is a designer and software developer and Habeeb Aremu who is a software developer. My three co-founders hold Computer Science Degrees from Ashesi. I have worked with all three on various projects throughout our four years at Ashesi and we’ve been friends who have partied together on a few occasions. I then had a discussion with them about a starting a tech business. Based on the interest I got, we decided to take a bold step and follow our dream. We’ve toyed around with ideas such as a bomb detection app to address Boko Haram’s attacks in Nigeria until we settled on TickiAir and TickiBus.
We actually have two products, TickiAir and TickiBus. TickiAir is however our focus for now. TickiAir helps travelers access air tickets for domestic and regional flights in Africa. We want to start with Ghana and get the local trips that you can’t find on Expedia. The other product, TickiBus, sells bus tickets and makes it easy for you to plan your travels.
We have two mediums for accessing the service, TickiAir.com and our call center with a short code. We introduced call center due to Africa’s low internet penetration rate. After a traveler accesses the platform and gets their ticket, they can pay through our multiple payment systems – mobile money, deposits with highly-branched banks and credit and debit card. We also want to map out the closest payment spot to make finding a payment point easy for travelers. After all this, the traveler gets an SMS or email about their flight.
We don’t want people running around for a ticket or information about available flights. We want them to visit one platform, have access to all flights, choose what suits their need and pay easily without looking for a payment spot. This makes planning easier for travelers.
We intend to play in the growing African space but haven’t thought of overtaking any ‘big players’ since we are playing in different spaces. Acquisition sounds interesting but our focus has been to build an African tech giant.’
Author :Michael Aboagye: Content Strategist, Content Creator, Ux Designer,Ui Designer, Information Designer,Copywriter, Landing page Designer, Product Analyst,*Aspiring Product Designer.