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Kotoka International Airport Disruption in air traffic averted

The Traffic Safety Electronics Association threatened to interrupt air traffic services to the Kotoka International Airport if the impasse is not resolved by Friday.

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A possible disruption in air traffic at the Kotoka International airport may just have been averted as the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airports Company take steps to resolve their current impasse.

The Civil Aviation Authority  has therefore advised the Ghana Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Ghana Air Traffic Safety Electronics Association and all other stakeholders involved to call off their proposed interruption in air traffic services to the Kotoka International Airport which would have taken effect from Friday, 19th February, 2016.

The Traffic Safety Electronics Association threatened to interrupt air traffic services to the Kotoka International Airport if the impasse is not resolved by Friday.

This will bring air traffic and flight activities to a halt.

Pulse Business can confirm that the two parties are at loggerheads over the 2006 Decoupling Asset Sharing Property Policy, which distributed  assets at the Kotoka International Airport between the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority and the Ghana Airports Company.

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The impasse ensued when the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority last year asked for the policy to be revised to enable a redistribution of the assets.

In an exclusive interview with Pulse Business, Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, Eric Amaning revealed that majority of the landed property of the KotoKa Internatonal Airport was allocated to the Ghana Airports Company, restricting the Civil Aviation authority's ambitions of any land use.

" The arrangement as it stands now has bee problematic for the Ghana Civil Aviation Authortiy, given that most of the landed property was awarded to the Ghana Airport Company." he said.

" The impasse occurred when the two parties could not agree on a redistribution of the assets. But as we speak, steps are being taken to resolve the situation."

 

He is a the full statement released and copied to Pulse Business:

 

                                                           PRESS RELEASE

 

RE: POSSIBLE DISRUPTION OF AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES TO THE KOTOKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (KIA)

The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority wishes to inform the general public that  the current operational impasse between the GCAA and the Ghana Airports Company (GACL) is being resolved by the two entities. As such, the Authority has advised the Air Traffic Controllers Association, the Ghana Air

Traffic Safety Electronics Association and all other stakeholders involved to call off their proposed interruption in air traffic services to the Kotoka International Airport which would have taken effect from Friday, 19th

The Ghana Civil Authority therefore wishes to assure all air transport passengers, airline operators and the general public that normal uninterrupted air traffic Services will still be provided to the Kotoka International Airport on the said date and beyond. Issued by the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority

 

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