British Airways reconsiders route change from Gatwick to Heathrow

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British Airways has reconsidered its decision to operate its Ghana Services from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport for passengers travelling on the Accra – London route.

Rather, services will operate from the flagship airport for London at Heathrow.

Also, passengers on the Accra-London route will land at their original destination, that is, Heathrow Airport instead of Gatwick Airport.

The decision comes after the Ministry of Aviation earlier this year rejected the decision by the management of British Airways to operate the British Airways Ghana Services from the London Gatwick Airport starting June 2021.

It will be recalled that Ministry of Aviation on Tuesday, 19th January 2021, received a letter from the management of British Airways announcing that from June this year, that is the forthcoming summer, it will be moving its operation of British Airways Ghana Services from the London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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This development the Aviation Ministry said it rejected and subsequently communicated its displeasure about the way the decision was being taken without due consultation with the Ghanaian authorities.

The Ministry also noted that though the management of the British Airways had promised to provide further information and data analysis to support their reason for the changes of their services from London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport, they did not heed to their promise.

Change of route

Earlier, the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce urged management of British Airways to take into consideration the concerns of its clientele and reconsider the decision to operate British Airways Ghana Services from the London Gatwick Airport.

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In an interview with Citi Business News, the Executive Director at the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, Adjoba Kyiamah said the change in route will bring some inconvenience to business travellers travelling between Accra and London.

 

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