On Aviation This Week today, the focus is placed on some of the topical aviation industry stories between December 13 and 18, 2021 relevant to Ghana’s aviation space. Here are the highlights:
KIA, Kumasi and Tamale Airports Undergo Disinfection
The Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Kumasi and Tamale Airports were disinfected earlier this week. The exercise which is carried out monthly by the Vector Control Services of Zoomlion Ghana is to help control the spread of the COVID-19 virus at the country’s airports.
RwandAir Advises Passengers on new COVID-19 Protocols for Arrivals in Rwanda
As of December 16, 2021, all persons arriving in Rwanda as their final destination will now be subjected to compulsory three-day hotel quarantine in addition to a PCR test on arrival and a PCR test on the third and seventh days.
Airlines to Pay $3, 500 per Unvaccinated Passenger Flown into Ghana
Ghana’s airport authorities will now charge airlines $3,500 per unvaccinated passenger flown into the country. Similar charges also apply to each passenger flown into the country without a negative PCR test conducted within 72 hours before travel.
British Airways gives Customers a Feel of Christmas
Some customers of British Airways who travelled through Heathrow Terminal 5 this week, received special packages from the airline to mark the beginning of Christmas celebrations. Some of the packages were complimentary coffee vouchers, chocolates, business class upgrades and Harvey Nichols Christmas hampers.
Air France Opens Beauty Treatment Centre at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Air France has unveiled a new beauty treatment centre in its La Première Lounge at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The centre which is operated in collaboration with Sisley offers La Première customers a complimentary 30 minutes beauty treatment and up to 1 hour 30 minutes complimentary offer for lounge guests, among others.
Emirates Receives Final A380 from Airbus
Emirates this week received its 123rd Airbus A380 aircraft to mark the end of new A380 purchases. The airline was the first to have ordered the A380 at the 2000 Farnborough Air Show.
PassionAir Releases November 2021 Operational Results
PassionAir’s operational data suggests that the airline completed 476 flights for November 2021. 436 flights departed on time and 40 were delayed. Total flight cancellations over the period were 5.
President of Bono House of Chiefs Frustrated over Slow Work Pace at Sunyani Airport
The President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu has expressed his frustration over the slow pace of rehabilitation works at the Sunyani Airport.
The chief has also pledged his support to provide lands to help relocate people who have encroached on the airport’s land.
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