Domestic passengers stranded as Kumasi Airport shuts down

Passengers traveling from Accra to Kumasi were on Wednesday, October 22, left stranded as a result of cancellation of scheduled flights.
The situation, caused by an unanticipated heavy rainfall in the Ashanti regional capital of Kumasi, delayed the opening of the airport on Wednesday morning until the contractor, undertaking renovation works on the runway, had contained the damage caused by the rain.
Domestic operators were unhappy about the development, citing what it called “unannounced closure”.
In a statement signed by Eric James Antwi, the Chief Executive Officer/Accountable Manager for Starbow, on behalf of all three operators, said: “Domestic Airline Operators would like to register its utter displeasure at the unannounced morning closure of the Kumasi Airport, which started on Friday 17th October, 2014 up till today (Thursday).”
“As stakeholders, we deserve some respect and notification before such a move is initiated by your outfit. As you are aware, the effect of these unannounced closures has caused our operations great harm. Since we were not informed about these closures, we were unable to inform our passengers. This has caused a lot of inconvenience to our passengers, especially some who are connecting flights from Accra, Ghana.”
Credit: B&FT

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