• The Airport Passenger Service Cost might quickly go up from the present GH¢5 in response to the shortage of sufficient funds to develop Ghana’s home airports
  • The price is charged to every home passenger as a part of the flight prices and is used to develop home airport infrastructure
  • The Ghana Airports Firm has stated the cash raised each month from the present price just isn’t sufficient to develop Ghana’s airport infrastructure

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Ghana might quickly elevate its Airport Passenger Service Cost (APSC), which is charged on every home flight passenger, within the coming days to mirror present common worth will increase.

Managing Director of Ghana Airports Firm Pamela Djamson-Tettey has stated the present GH¢5 price per passenger for home air journey should urgently be reviewed.

She has defined that the present home passenger service cost stays fastened at GH¢5 since 2010 though common worth ranges have gone up.

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Djamson-Tettey of the Ghana Airports Company wants the passenger service charge increased.
Pamela Djamson-Tettey (R) is MD of Ghana Airports Firm. Supply: UGC, Aviation Ghana.
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She informed individuals on the 4th AviationGhana discussion board that it has change into necessary to extend the cost contemplating the operational price of working the newly-renovated home airports within the nation.

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The 4th AviationGhana Stakeholders Assembly held in Accra was underneath the theme: ‘Put up Covid-19 Restoration Course of and the Journey Forward.

In line with experiences, in 2022 solely GH¢4.3 million was raised by the present price charged to every home passenger for the usage of on-ground aviation infrastructure.

The quantity interprets into just a little underneath GH¢ 360,000 per thirty days, which the Ghana Airports Firm says is insufficient to keep up the Kumasi, Sunyani, Wa, Ho, and Tamale airports, in addition to the Terminal 2 of the Kotoka Worldwide Airport in Accra used for home operations.

All of the airports used for home flights want near 1,000,000 Ghana cedis per thirty days to keep up.

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Djamson-Tettey defined that with the improve of Tamale and Kumasi Airports to Worldwide standing, will probably be troublesome to handle the working prices together with utilities, upkeep of the Aeronautical Floor Lighting Methods and different tools if an pressing overview was not performed.

Put up Covid restoration course of

Referring to the theme “Put up-Covid Restoration Course of and the Journey Forward’’, Madam Djamson-Tettey indicated that the Put up-Covid restoration has been gradual however with encouraging passenger throughput, particularly on the home entrance.

She indicated that post-pandemic site visitors on the home routes specifically Kumasi, Wa, Sunyani and Tamale rose astronomically to 852,101 passengers in 2022 in comparison with the pre-pandemic determine of 690,314 passengers in 2019.

The transport minister Kwaku Ofori Asiamah who additionally spoke on the occasion informed airline firms in Ghana to prioritise superior customer support, security and reliability.

He recommended the resilience of all stakeholders through the pandemic and warranted them of the ministry’s help the place doable.

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The AviationGhana Stakeholders Breakfast Assembly is an annual occasion that brings collectively all main stakeholders within the aviation sector and policymakers.

Revived nationwide provider to start out flights in 2023

In the meantime, YEN.com.gh has reported in a separate story that Ghana Airways is scheduled to make its highly-anticipated first flight later this yr.

The Zotus Group, the financier, has stated the nationwide provider will begin home and worldwide flights later 2023, ending a 13-year draught of a nationwide airline on the aviation map.

In 2019, the federal government awarded Ashanti Airways and its operational and monetary associate Zotus Group a young to function Ghana Airways.

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