Ghanaian government denies airline ban

Victoria
By Victoria August 5, 2014 08:20

Ghanaian government denies airline ban

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has stated it has not banned any airline from flying to Kotoka International Airport in Accra.

The GCAA issued the statement in response to online reports that alleged the management of the Airport had banned flights from countries affected by the Ebola virus, describing them as “erroneous and misleading”.

The statement also said: “The GCAA, as the sole regulator of the air transport industry and provider of air navigation services in the country, has not banned any airline from Nigeria and other African countries from operating in Ghana because of suspicion that the flights might be carrying passengers with the Ebola virus.”

The Authority confirmed that flight operations to and from Nigeria and other African countries are as normal.

The GCAA also said: “The GCAA wishes to assure passengers and the general public that it is working with all stakeholders to ensure that the Kotoka International Airport and all other airports in the country remain safe and secure.”

Egypt raises fees on “self-service” line maintenance by airlines
Egypt’s Ministry of Aviation has increased its charges for carriers that perform their own line maintenance instead of using EgyptAir Ground Services.
The Ministry described the fees as “manageable” and will be used to finance construction and development at several Egyptian airports. The Ministry also stated that the expected annual revenue from the charges amounted to EGP20 million ($2.5 million).
The charges are $45 for aircraft weighing under 100 metric tons, $60 for aircraft weighing over 100 tons, and $78 for aircraft weighing over 200 tons.

Victoria
By Victoria August 5, 2014 08:20