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23.03.2005 Business & Finance

Tourist Board Stops GH Travels from Ticket Sales

By JOY ONLINE

The Ghana Tourist Board has directed GH Travels, operators of Fly-jet charter flights to stop selling tickets to prospective travelers until further notice.

GH Travels operates chatter flights to London Gatwick airport.

However for the past few weeks, its passengers have been stranded both in Ghana and at Gatwick Airport.

This is as a result of the inability of GH Travels to secure an aircraft for their flights.

Speaking to Joy News the Deputy Chief Executive in charge of operations at the Tourist Board, Edwin Owusu-Mensah said the board has asked GH Travels to make alternative arrangements to airlift the stranded passengers.

Mr. Owusu-Mensah said the directive would hold until GH Travels resolves the disagreement with their carrier, Flyjet.

“The board has actually asked Flyjet to suspend the sale of any fresh tickets until this backlog is cleared, we are still in the process of investigating everything, in order not to create any more problem because of they continue selling more tickets, while the issue had not been resolved there would still be stranded passengers.” He said.

Last week over 200 of Flyjet passengers were stranded at the Gatwick Airport and about eighty people are still stranded in Ghana at the moment.

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