Domestic flights have been disrupted following a strike by staff of Ghana Airports Company Limited calling for the removal of its MD, Yaw Kwakwa, over claims of mismanagement.

A number of passengers Joy Business understands are stranded and would have no option than to return to their various destinations.

The situation could also affect international flights if the strike is not called off anytime soon.

Many international flights are expected to arrive and depart later in the day or evening, but may be forced to cancel the flights if the situation persists.

Meanwhile, PassionAir has notified the general public that, as a result of the withdrawal of services by the general staff of the Ghana Airports Company Limited at the Kotoka International Airport, it is experiencing disruptions on flight operations.

In a statement, it said “PassionAir is monitoring this developing situation. We will update all our customers on the status of our flight operations for the day. You may call our toll-free 0800 221 221 for further assistance and updates.”

“We do sincerely apologize for the disruption to the travel plans of all our customers. The airline would like to thank you for your continuous patronage, support, and loyalty”, it emphasized.

Union directs staff to embarked on strike

The Divisional Union of the Ghana Airports Company Union yesterday directed all staff to withdraw their services from the Kotoka International Airport, beginning today 26th February, 2021.

The affected services include screening of pre-board passengers and access control, fire safety/cover for all aircrafts, water supply and sewage treatment as well as public announcement and flights display.

In a statement, the union that is a member of the Public Sector Workers Union, said the action has become necessary following the Airports Company board attempt to shelve the report of an investigative committee comprising the Ministry of Aviation, Senior Management and the PSWU which confirms the mismanagement and abuse of office levelled against the Managing Director, Yaw Kwakwa.

“We believe the only way to turn the fortunes of the company is the removal of the Managing Director”, the statement explained.