BY: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Domestic airline operator, PassionAir has announced an indefinite suspension of flight services to the Ho Airport.
The suspension, which takes effect from Friday, March 25, 2022, according to the company was due to a number of operational challenges including, the ‘extremely low patronage’ of its service in the Volta region.
A letter signed by the Chief Operating Officer of PassionAir, Duncan Sambu, and sighted by Volta Online, also mentioned the increasing cost of fuel, the depreciation of the cedi against the US Dollar, and a requirement from the Ghana Airport Company Ltd for the airline to build an operational office in Ho, as other reasons for the suspension of their operations.
He however noted that, ‘these challenges are being evaluated by the airline to ascertain the way forward.’
The letter also directed media houses in the Region airing the radio commercials of the airline to suspend them with immediate effect.
PassionAir was the first to begin commercial operations to the Ho Airport in December, 2021.
With an initial fare of Ghc209, the airline plied the the Ho route twice weekly – Fridays and Sundays.
The fare was later reduced to Ghc150, but that seem not to have still attracted the expected passenger numbers, as Volta Online understands, some of their flights had less than ten passengers at a point in time.
Regarding the status of the about ten staff employed by the airline at the Ho station, Volta Online has gathered that, those staff would be given the option of being reassigned to other operational stations of PassionAir accross the country.