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Entebbe airport’s runway closed due Rwandair runway excursion

Rwandair flight WB464 from Nairobi skidded off the runway upon touchdown early on Wednesday morning. The Bombardier CRJ-900, registration 9XR-WI, veered right off the runway, coming to a stop with all gear on soft ground. All 60 passengers disembarked safely with no reported injuries. The initial, brief investigation points towards poor markings on the runway and low visibility due to heavy rain. Entebbe’s main runway, 17/35, was recently renovated as […]

todayApril 21, 2022 15

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Dubai International Airport tops the world’s international airport rankings

Airports Council International (ACI) latest report state that about 4.5 billion people flew in 2021 which is almost a half of the 9.1 billion people who flew in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic. Below are the 10 busiest airports in the world: Atlanta is once again the world's busiest airport, regaining the top spot after falling to second in 2020. It ended last year with 75.7 million passengers and was one […]

todayApril 13, 2022 176 2

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DHL Aero Expreso Boeing 757-200F HP-2010DAE crash lands at San Jose, CR

DHL Aero Expreso (Panama City) on April 7, 2022 with the pictured Boeing 757-200F (HP-2010DAE), flight DO7216 to Guatemala City made an emergency landing back at San Jose, Costa Rica after taking off from Juan Santamaría International Airport. The freighter returned to the airport due to a hydraulic issue. The aircraft on landing veered off runway 07 and broke up into two parts after falling into a ditch. The aircraft […]

todayApril 11, 2022 16

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British Airways to operate 2 flights on April 9 due flight disruptions on the 8th

A British Airways flight bound to land in Accra on Friday, April 8, has returned to London following airspace restrictions in Bamako, Mali. According to the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) and the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), passengers of the outbound flight BA081 have been informed of the incident. “Consequently, British Airways will operate two flights on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Details of the additional flights are to be […]

todayApril 11, 2022 172

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No PCR tests required for vaccinated passengers travelling to UAE

Rules both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai have been relaxed which sees the end of the pre-arrival PCR test for fully vaccinated passengers. Travelers who are fully vaccinated no longer need to take a PCR test before arriving in the UAE, meanwhile close contact isolation rules have been relaxed amid a series of relaxing of covid rules. The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA) announced that from February […]

todayFebruary 26, 2022 164 2 2

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MD of Ghana Airports Company Limited appointment terminated

The managing director of the Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa's appointment has been terminated. A letter signed by the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah cites that, “His Excellency the President, per letter No. 0P S127/22/104, dated 31st January 2022, has directed the appointment of Mr Yaw Kwakwa as Managing Director of the Ghana Airport’s Company Limited be terminated. " The reasons for the termination are unknown.   More […]

todayFebruary 9, 2022 391 2

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GACL Divisional Union commends management on bold decision regarding McDan Aviation

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) Divisional Union -PSWU of TUC have thrown their weight around the decision taken by the Management of the GACL to suspend McDan Aviation due certain infractions on the use of the Terminal 1. The letter sited by GH-Aviation states that "the divisional union representing the general staff of GACL wish to commend management for boldly calling out McDan Aviation over various infractions and total […]

todayFebruary 1, 2022 366 2

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MCDAN Aviation suspends private jet operations at Terminal 1 till futher notice

McDan Aviation has suspended its private jet operations at the Terminal One of the Kotoka International Airport from today till further notice. This is as a result of a notice to suspend the use of the Terminal 1 of the airport from the manager of the  Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa. The letter dated January 31st, states "we refer to our earlier discussions and subsequent directive to suspend the […]

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Fully vaccinated passengers can travel to the UK without the mandatory PCR test come February 11

The UK has made drastic changes to COVID-19 testing measures for travelers arriving in the country from 4am on the 11th February, 2022. "All testing measures for eligible fully vaccinated travelers arriving in the UK will be removed from 4am on 11th February, as the government goes one step further to reopen the travel sector" - the statement read. The changes was announced on 24th January 2022 that "the UK […]

todayJanuary 25, 2022 192 1

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