The UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce has urged management of British Airways to take into consideration the concerns of their clientele and possibly reconsider the decision to operate British Airways Ghana Services from the London Gatwick Airport.
Until recently, all London-Accra-London bound British Airways flights originated and terminated at the London Heathrow Airport.
But according to the Ministry of Aviation, a recent letter from the management of British Airways announced that from June this year, it will be moving its operation of British Airways Ghana Services from the London Heathrow Airport to London Gatwick Airport.
Speaking on the developing situation, 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.
“The decision from my understanding is that the decision is a commercial one which is part of a reorganization of their routes across the world. However, from the point of view of our members, it is not an ideal situation. Because we have amongst our members business people looking for convenience and cost-effective means of travel, and flying through Heathrow provides them with that.”
“So while we understand that it’s a commercial decision by British Airways we would hope that they would take into consideration their passengers some of whom are our members and reconsider the decision,” he added.