Thursday, 15 April

KIA strike: PassionAir announces flight disruption

Passion Air

PassionAir Ghana has announced disruptions in its flight services due to the “withdrawal of services by the general staff of the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) at the Kotoka International Airport.”

This was contained in a statement by the airline on Friday, 26 February 2021.

The statement said: “PassionAir is monitoring this developing situation. We will update all our customers on the status of our flight operations for the day.”

It added: “We do sincerely apologise for the disruption to the travel plans of all our customers.”

The staff of the Kotoka International Airport are demanding the removal of their Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa over mismanagement claims.

The unionised staff of the Ghana Airport Company Limited issued a statement to that effect on Thursday, 25 February 2021 in which the leaders asked the staff to withdraw all services effective Friday, 26 February from 06:00hrs until otherwise further notice.

The “action has become necessary following the Board’s attempt to shelve the report of an investigative committee comprising the Ministry of Aviation, the Board, senior management, and the Public Services Workers Union, which confirms the allegations of mismanagement and abuse of office levelled against the Managing Director, Mr Yaw Kwakwa.”

The strike will affect services such as screening of pre-board passengers and access control, fire/safety cover for all aircraft, water supply and sewage treatment and public announcement and flight display.