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Passionair operates inaugural flight to Ho

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Passionair, a Ghanaian domestic carrier, operated an inaugural flight from Kotoka International Airport (ACC) to Ho Airport (HZO) on Wednesday, 1st December, 2021.

In a beautiful ceremony at the Ho Airport, the airline announced the commencement of its first commercial flight to the destination starting from 4th December, 2021 with a fare of Ghs 209.00.

A representative from the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), Captain Budu Koomson, made it known that the venture will limit the hustle of traveling by road from Accra to Ho and vice versa, “we will ease the travel stresses on people who are traveling to and from Ho” – he said.

He asserted that this “will open up the whole environment to the socio-economic potential of Ho and the region and the environment.” He pledged the support of GACL with all stakeholders involved to realize the full potential of the Ho Airport for the benefit of the indigenes and the country as a whole.

Captain Budu Koomson, Special Assistant to the MD, GACL

From the head of security for the Ho airport, Lt. Col. Appiah, the security team were ready to support Passionair flights to Ho. “Without security nothing much can be achieved and my team and myself are ready to support this project to succeed” – he said.

Lt. Col. Appiah, 66 Artillery Regiment, Ho

The Chief of Ho Dome and the Warlord of Asogli State, Togbe Adzi Lakle Howusu XII tasked the government to setup a flight school and aircraft maintenance centre at the airport to encourage others make use of it in order to maximize the potential of the Ho Airport. “Our plea is that a pilot training school should be setup in Ho that will help boost business from this airport and also in addition there should be an aircraft maintenance workshop set up here and that can go a long way to service all the aircraft in the sub-region” – he said.

Togbe Adzi Lakle Howusu XII, Chief of Ho Dome and the Warlord of Asogli State in the midst of his people.

According to the Sales and Marketing Manager of the airline, Samuel Razak Tachie, during a survey of the town, “we came to the realization that Ho did not have active travel agencies and so our coming into Ho is indirectly going to start a job opening in the travel market in the travel agency area.”

Samuel Razak Tachie, Sales and Marketing Manager (Passionair)

He reiterated that persons who were interested in the travel business could set up their own travel agencies and sign up with the airline for sales of their tickets. “The travel agencies come at a commission; you sell a ticket and you get a commission from it” – Takyi said. This he stressed will create job opportunities for the people in the community.

The $25 million airport with a 1000 passenger capacity was completed in 2018. Passionair will be the first domestic carrier to commercial operations on Saturday, 4th of December 2021 with a two times weekly flight on Saturdays and Sundays from Accra at 630am and Ho at 730am with a 40 minute block time.

Written by: etsasu

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