PassionAir has said its Accra to Kumasi flight on Saturday ended up at the Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) because of bad weather.
According to the airline, bad weather made it impossible for the flight to land in Kumasi and could also not return to Accra.
“On 17 April 2021, PassionAir flight OP152 departed from Accra at 17:45 for Kumasi.
“Unfortunately, due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination airport, the flight could not land.
“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,” a statement by the Airline said.
The statement further noted: “Passengers were provided with refreshments on the ground and the flight departed Abidjan at 11:20 pm 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. All PassionAir flights operate with the highest safety standards, conforming with strict, laid down GCAA regulations.
“We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused. However, this diversion was necessary as the safety of our passengers, crew and equipment is paramount”.