Sanction British Airways for deception – MP to Akufo Addo

Ranking Member for Roads and Transport Committee Governs Kwame Agbodza has accused management of British Airways of deception.

Passengers travelling from Accra to London are expected to land at London Gatwick airport instead of Heathrow effective end of October. Passengers departing London for Accra must also originate their travel from Gatwick.

This follows British Airways’ resolve to move the London-Accra-London flights from Heathrow to Gatwick at the end of October 2021, despite suspending the change in airport for the Ghana market few weeks ago following the intervention by Foreign Affairs Ministry.

The change in airport has already been effected on the airline’s online booking system.

“Last December you would have received an email advising you that your Accra booking had moved from Heathrow to London Gatwick. Due to operational reasons, our Accra services will now revert to departing /arriving from London Heathrow until end of October. We apologise for any disruption or confusion this may cause,” a circular by BA issued few weeks ago confirmed the change.

Mr. Agbodza corroborated the development in an interview with Kasapa News saying passengers booking flights after October this year are being reminded the destination will be Gatwick and not Heathrow.

The Adaklu MP, therefore, wants government to sanction the airline given the inconvenience the decision will cause passengers flying from Ghana to the UK.

“I’m in full support of government to carry out the threat and either let British Airways to back off and at least allow us to be operating from Terminal 3 or something else. I mean why treat us so badly. Nigeria is still flying from Terminal 5, Kenya and others. I mean that is very disrespectful to Ghana and Ghanaian customers and I don’t think we should take it. British Airways cannot treat Ghanaian customers like that,” he said.

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