In this edition, emphasis is placed on some of the topical aviation industry stories between June 6 and 12, 2022 which may be of interest to travellers and general aviation enthusiasts in Ghana. Below are the highlights:
RwandAir Offering Discounted Fares on Mumbai Flights
For flights to and from Mumbai, RwandAir is offering its customers a 20% discount. The offer is available for booking until June 14, 2022, and must be for travels not beyond December 10, 2022. The promo code is BOM22.
British Airways Reduces Daily London - Accra-London Service Frequency
British Airways has reduced its flight frequency on the London – Accra – London route. The airline now operates five times weekly on the route with Mondays and Thursdays being omitted.
The reduction in frequency is a result of staff shortage, among others which have affected the airline’s full-scale operations.
Things are expected to get better hopefully by the end of the year to enable a return to the daily service.
Ethiopian Airlines Introduces Booking Platform for Chartered Services
Persons seeking to use Ethiopian Airlines’ chartered cargo and passenger services can now do so with ease following the introduction of an online booking platform. The booking process is simple and can be done just under five minutes.
Ethiopian, SAA Awarded at 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards
The 2022 APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards came off this week in Dublin. Amongst the winning airlines were Ethiopian and South African Airways who won the Best Cabin Service and Best Seat Comfort respectively for the Africa Region. In addition to Ethiopian’s award was the Best Airline in Entertainment for the region.
The award scheme seeks to promote excellence in the aviation industry by recognising the efforts of airlines in areas of entertainment, and cabin service, among others.
US to Drop Pre-Departure Covid-19 Test for International Passengers
Multiple reports indicate that the United States Government will soon announce the cancellation of the mandatory pre-departure covid-19 test for international passengers travelling to the US. However, some classes of travellers will still be required to show proof of covid-19 vaccination.
The writer, Mark Ofosu (Twitter: @M__ofosu) is an avid aviation writer who shares insights regularly on Ghana’s aviation industry.