Ghana shuts down first private jet terminal under a week of operation

McDan Aviation
McDan Aviation

Management of Ghana Airports Company has shutdown the recently launched private jet terminal belonging to McDan Aviation Company, Starr News has gathered.

The move follows refusal of the company to halt inauguration of the terminal as directed by MD for Ghana Airport Company Yaw Kwakwa over security and safety breaches.

“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”, a letter from the GACL to McDan Aviation ordered.

It also said the decision was arrived at in reference to earlier discussions and subsequent directives to suspend the inauguration of the Private jet terminal services.

The letter dated Monday, January 31, 2022, and signed by Yaw Kwakwa, Managing Director of the GACL, was copied to the following persons:

Secretary to the President, Jubilee House; Secretary to the Vice President, Jubilee House; Transport Minister, National Security Minister, National Security Coordinator, KIA; Board Chairman, GACL; Director-General, Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA).

“You are kindly requested to relinquish the keys to enable Management to undertake a Joint Inventory by close of business day, Monday, January 31, 2022″, the letter directed to the CEO of McDan Aviation noted.

The Ghana Airports Company Limited had raised a number of concerns against McDan Aviation’s private jet operations and a terminal at the Kotoka International Airport.

The company launched the private terminal and services on Friday, January 28, 2022, at an event boycotted by the leadership of the Ghana Airports Company Limited and government officials.

Leaders within the sector, including the Minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, refused to attend the event following issues raised against the firm by the Ghana Airport Company Limited.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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