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20.04.2021 Travel & Tourism

PassionAir take passengers to Côte d’Ivoire instead of Kumasi

By Richard Abayeta Abugre
PassionAir take passengers to Côte d’Ivoire instead of Kumasi
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Management of PassionAir is apologising to customers who were traveling to Kumasi but due to bad weather conditions, the flight diverted to Abidjan.

According to the airline, the diversion was necessary due to bad weather conditions in the Ashanti regional capital.

In a statement, management said the diversion was “necessary as the safety of our passengers, crew and equipment is paramount”.

It was reported on Saturday, April 17, 2021, that PassionAir flight OP152 departed from Accra at 17:45 for Kumasi but could not land at the destination airport.

But the company explained that deteriorating weather conditions compelled the flight crew to head to the “planned alternate airport” – Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) for a safe landing.

“All PassionAir flights operate with the highest safety standards, conforming with strict, laid down GCAA regulations. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused”, the statement added.

Read the full statement below

On 17 April 2021, PassionAir flight OP152 departed from Accra at 17:45 for Kumasi.

Unfortunately, due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination airport, the flight could not land.

Unable to land in Kumasi or return to Accra, a decision was made to proceed to the planned alternate airport, Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) where the weather permitted a safe landing.

Passengers were provided with refreshments on the ground and the flight departed Abidjan at 11:20 pm when the weather had improved en-route to Accra.

Hotel arrangements were made for passengers who required it, while others opted to spend the night in their own homes.

All PassionAir flights operate with the highest safety standards, conforming with strict, laid down GCAA regulations.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. However, this diversion was necessary as the safety of our passengers, crew and equipment is paramount.

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