International Airlines operating at the Kotoka International Airport are optimistic of a rebound in their operations this year, despite the impact of Covid-19.
The aviation industry suffered from the pandemic with many countries introducing travel restrictions as part of a preventive measure to avert the spread of the virus.
But things are gradually returning to normal as the COVID-19 vaccines are recording significant rates of efficacy.
With news of the Omicron variant late last year, players in the space were hit with some level of uncertainty.
In an interview with Citi Business News, Dominic Andoh, the Public Relations Manager of Ethiopian Airlines-Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, stated that taking into consideration measures that have been put in place to curb the spread of the virus, he is confident that the sector would fully recover by second quarter 2022.
“The top five airlines when it comes to the use of the Kotoka International Airport were almost reaching the 2019 figure. Their load factors were increasing to about 80 to 90 percent and it was good for us until Omicron just hit.”
“Because of omicron there are some restrictions in place now. Ethiopian and a few others cannot fly to Dubai, but others are also operating. It means that in 2022 if we are able to bring Omicron under control, which I think we would because of the massive rollout of vaccines in Ghana, and some of these bans are lifted, then in the first two quarters of 2022, we should be back to our pre-pandemic levels in 2019,” he added.