Ghana has come to be the very first African place to resume partial flight companies with the reopening of domestic flight expert services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Domestic flight operations have now resumed following the lifting of the partial lockdown by President Nana Akuffo Addo.
The partial commencement of flight functions was preceded by extensive fumigation of the various regional airports and the introduction of new increased Covid-19 safety protocols by the Airport Authorities and the Ghana Health and fitness Company.
Passenger change out on the first working day of flight action was amazingly significant. The two domestic occupations Africa Planet Airlines and Enthusiasm Air confirmed their flights were absolutely booked on the initially day.
“All our flights currently are sold out”, remarked the Main Operations Officer of Africa World Airlines Sean Mendis.
“Our flight to Tamale these days was full,” reported Samuel Takyi the Internet marketing and Sales Supervisor for Passion airways.
At the Airports, new protocols these as the necessary wearing of a nose mask, the use of hand sanitizers, observing social distancing in check out-in queues and sitting down arrangement at the boarding spots had been applied.
Passengers even have to maintain out their ID cards from a distance at the checking counters to minimize call.
On board, center row seats experienced been still left vacant to ensure social distancing on board the flights. This according to the Main Operations Officer for Africa Globe Airlines will nevertheless not alter the costs of tickets.
“The intention at this stage is that passengers will not have a seat up coming to them. The precise travellers on board will be 34 older people and no a lot more. Even so, little ones will be allowed to sit future to their guardians. At this time we will be observing the problem but the charges of tickets will not change” explained Sean Mendis
Buses that covey passengers to the plane as very well as the aeroplanes are now on a regular basis currently being disinfected and fumigated soon after every load.
“I’m impressed at what they are executing listed here. I’ve been carrying my nose mask and gloves due to the fact I received into the terminal. They are performing a good task here” explained 1 woman passenger.
“I boarded a bus from Kumasi before and the measures ended up not becoming enforced. But below at the airport, the security actions have been carried out and you are checked at each stage to use your sanitizers and maintain your experience mask on” included a further passenger.
According to the Deputy Minister for aviation Yaw Afful, the enhanced security protocols have been carried out at all the other regional airports. i.e. Kumasi, Takoradi and the Tamale Airports.
These actions he stated are part of the government’s hard work to shield travellers and assistance avoid the distribute of the coronavirus as we commence flight operations.
He urged passengers to also adhere to the new protocols to preserve the protection of all.
He stated “make sure that all the protocols that have been set in place are followed. Really do not get offended at the staff members when they talk to you to use the hand sanitizer or have on your encounter mask. I believe that that if we all do this we all will be safe”