The Ministry of Aviation has reiterated its rejection of a recent decision by the management of British Airways to operate the British Airways Ghana Services from the London Gatwick Airport starting June 2021.
Until recently, all London-Accra-London bound British Airways flights originated and terminated at the London Heathrow Airport.
According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday, 19th January 2021, it had recently received a letter from the management of British Airways announcing that from June this year, that is the forthcoming summer, it will be moving its operation of British Airways Ghana Services from the London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport.
This development the Aviation Ministry said it rejected and subsequently communicated its displeasure about the way the decision was being taken without due consultation with the Ghanaian authorities.
In the press release, the Ministry of Aviation assured the general public that the Government of Ghana does not support the stance of British Airways and is engaging with the management to rescind their decision.
It will be recalled that back in 2017, former Aviation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah echoed the alleged poor service to Ghanaian passengers by British Airways, and committed to having the concerns which allegedly included at the time, severe delays, lack of permanent stands, bad customer service, old aircraft and severely understaffed teams as well as demands to use terminal 5 instead of terminal 3 at the London Heathrow Airport, dealt with.
Find below the full statement: