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PassionAir explains how a Kumasi bound flight ended up in La Côte d’Ivoire

Domestic airline, PassionAir has explained that its flight OP152 that departed from Accra on April 17, 2021 for Kumasi unfortunately had to land in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination(Kumasi) airport.

According to the airline, unable to land in Kumasi or return to Accra, a decision was made to proceed to the planned alternate airport, Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) where the weather permitted a safe landing.

Passengers were provided with refreshments on the ground and the flight departed Abidjan at 11:20pm when the weather had improved en-route to Accra. Hotel arrangements were made for passengers who required it, while others opted to spend the night in their own homes.

The airline in a statement said “all PassionAir flights operate with the highest safety standards, conforming with strict, laid down GCAA regulations. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, this diversion was necessary as the safety of our passengers, crew and equipment is paramount.”

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