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Ghana rejects British Airways route change from Heathrow to Gatwick

The plan by British Airways would move all London-Accra-London BA flights so that they originate and terminate at Gatwick

Ghana has rejected a plan by British Airways (BA) to move its London-Accra-London flights from Heathrow Airport to Gatwick.

British Airways recently communicated through a letter to the Ministry of Aviation that the airline has taken a decision to operate British Airways’s Ghana services from Gatwick Airport.

This means that all London-Accra-London-bound BA flights would originate and terminate at Gatwick.

In the same communication, BA announced that the new schedule is expected to start this year in the summer.

“No due consultation”

However, Ghana’s Ministry of Aviation says it is displeased “about the way and manner the decision was being taken without due consultation with the Ghanaian authorities”, hence the decision to reject the plan.

“Consequently, the ministry, in a letter to the BA authorities, rejected the changes and categorically informed British Airways that for the avoidance of doubt, we are unable to accept the change in the London-Accra-London flights originating from Gatwick Airport,” a statement from the ministry said.

Read the full statement below:

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