Africa: Why Ghana Airport Suspended Inauguration Of McDan Aviation Private Jet Terminal At Kotoka International Airport

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The Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL), has said it suspended the inauguration of a private jet terminal at Kotoka International Airport (KIA), which is to be operated by McDan Aviation for failure to comply with the terms and conditions for the use and operations of Terminal 1 as a Private terminal.

According to gh-aviation.com, a letter signed by the Managing Director, GACL, YAW Kwakwa and sent to Mcdan Aviation, said: “We refer to our earlier discussions and subsequent directive to suspend the inauguration of the Private jet Terminal at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) until all the necessary operational requirements and obligations are met.

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“We note with concern, your failure to comply with the directive despite the outstanding issues on the prior terms and conditions for the use and operations of Terminal 1 as a Private Jet terminal.

“Management has consequently directed the suspension of your use of Terminal 1 until further notice.

“You are kindly requested to relinquish the keys to enable Management undertake a joint inventory by close of business day, Monday 31 January, 2022”.

Similarly, Union Members of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, have commended the management for boldly calling out Mcdan Aviation over various infractions and total disregard to the operating procedures at the airport.

The Union in a statement said airport operations are heavily regulated by Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), adding that this is to ensure the safe, orderly, secured running of airports and aerodromes across the world.

The Union said: “Any infractions of same, should be of interest to all well-meaning Ghanaians especially the teeming workers who are likely to be affected in the event of a closure or downgrading of the airport because of breaches.

“It is against this background that we view Messrs McDan Aviation’s actions as very unfortunate and undermines the progress made in the aviation sector so far.”

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