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No fee charges for first-time travellers at airport immigration

6th Mar 2021 | Adwoa Sasu Lizzy Sasu (LS) of GH-Aviation had a one on one chat with the public relations officer (PRO) of the Ghana Immigration Service regional command at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Assistant Superintendent (ASI) Barbara Sam (BS) on challenges some travellers face at the airport. L.S: Is there an immigration law on how to treat first-time travellers? B.S: There is no law differentiating first-time travellers […]

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Strike Action by Union Workers at KIA suspended temporarily

26th Feb 2021 | Adwoa Sasu The Ghana Airport Company Limited Union - PSWU of TUC have suspended its strike action which affected airline operations at the Kotoka International Airport this morning. Speaking to the media, Deputy General Secretary of the Public Services Workers Union (PSWU), John Sampah said that, after a meeting with the  Ministers designate for National Security, Employment and Labour Relations as well as Transport, the workers […]

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IATA Urges Adoption of Vaccine Certificates for Travelers

21st Jan 2021 | Adwoa Sasu Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged all branches of the European Union to support an initiative from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to agree on a common digital European COVID-19 vaccination certificate that would enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without COVID-19 testing. In an open letter to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and […]

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Ing. Simon Allotey retires from Ghana Civil Aviation Authority after 24 years of service

5th Jul 2020 | Elizabeth Sasu The Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Ing. Simon Allotey, will be retiring from the Authority on 31st July 2020. He will hand over his responsibilities to the Deputy Director-General (Technical), Ing. Charles Kraikue, who has been appointed to act as the Director- General of the Authority by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Prior to his appointment as Director-General of GCAA in 2015, […]

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Did you know that Kotoka International Airport, won the Best Airport By Size and Region and the Most Improved Airport Awards? – ACI

17th Mar 2020 | Elizabeth Sasu Kotoka International Airport (KIA) - Ghana, became the recipient of two prestigious awards for the first time. This was announced by the global airport customer experience measurement and benchmarking body, Airport Council International (ACI). The ACI World revealed the winners of its world-renowned Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards on Monday, March 9, 2020. Kotoka International Airport  came top as Africa’s ‘Best Airport By Size and […]

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Ghana issues travel advisory in the wake of recording six (6) COVID-19 cases

15th Mar 2020 | Elizabeth Sasu This travel advisory comes in the wake of Ghana recording six (6) coronavirus cases known as COVID-19 in just 4 days from Thursday the 12th of March till now. Find below the advice to the world 1. All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged until further notice. 2. Any traveller, except for Ghanaian citizens, coming from or who has been to a country, that […]

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President Akufo-Addo Temporarily Suspends Foreign Travels For All Public Officials

10th Mar 2020 | Elizabeth Sasu The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has suspended temporarily all foreign travels for all public officials, as part of measures Government has taken to prevent the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. In a circular issued by the Chief of Staff at the Office of the President, Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, and addressed to all sector Ministers and their […]

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Nigeria confirms its first case of coronavirus

28th Feb 2020 | Elizabeth Sasu Nigeria has announced that it has recorded its first case of coronavirus. This is the third confirmed case in Africa, after one apiece Egypt and Algeria, and the first in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lagos has a population of over 20 million people and is Nigeria’s economic capital. "The case which was confirmed on 27/02/2020 is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning […]

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Vienna airport decides against building Airbus A380 gates

27th Feb 2020 | Emmanuel Kojo The operators of Vienna International Airport have decided not to go ahead with plans to build a new air bridge with three gates capable of handling the Airbus A380. Since the airport upgraded one of its terminals to handle the A380 in 2014, only Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has used Gate D27 on the West Pier for the giant plane. Once Airbus announced that it would be […]

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