Highlights for this week’s edition of ‘Aviation This Week’ are topical industry stories from June 21 – 26, 2021 relevant to Ghana’s aviation space. The summaries are as follows:
Emirates Providing Passengers with Uninterrupted Sports Broadcast
For customers interested in the Euros2020, Olympics2020, among other sporting activities, Emirates has assured of an uninterrupted broadcast of football matches and sporting events onboard each flight as they embark on their travels.
The airline says the sports and other channels are accessible to all passengers in all seating classes.
Passion Air Advises Passengers to Present Only National ID Cards for Boarding
Passion Air, has reiterated that it will not accept any form of identification for boarding unless national identification cards like Passport, Driver’s License, Voters ID, Ghana Card and NHIS Card. Again, passengers must present hard copies of any of these cards and not soft copies.
Ethiopian Airlines now Operating Flights with Vaccinated Crew
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it is now operating flights with a fully vaccinated crew. The airline says the move is geared towards protecting its employees and passengers with the increasing number of passenger traffic.
Passion Air Offering 3% Discount on Tickets
Passion Air is offering passengers a 3% discount on all tickets purchased at its sales office to all of its operated destinations. However, the offer is limited to passengers who will be paying with Absa Bank Card.
Kotoka Records an Increase in Passenger Traffic for 2021 Q1 Compared to Q4 of 2020
Passenger traffic at the Kotoka International Airport for the first quarter of this year is 208, 815 for international travels. This represents a 6% increase in total passengers compared to the last quarter of 2020.
On the other hand, domestic travels for the same first quarter of 2021 has surpassed pre-pandemic levels of 152,248 to record 156, 176.
Delta, Kenya Airways Team Up to Expand Connectivity
SkyTeam members Kenya Airways and Delta Air Lines have teamed up to expand connectivity in Africa. With this expanded agreement, passengers of both airlines get access to 39 cities across Africa, the US and Canada.
GCAA Inaugurates 17-Member Civil-Military Cooperation Committee
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has inaugurated a civil-military cooperation committee. The 17-member committee will among other things, ensure the fostering of more civil-military partnership in the management of air traffic as well as the development of air traffic Standard Operating Procedures.
Mark Ofosu ||Twitter: M__ofosu