Harmattan Forces Domestic Flight Cancellations

Stranded passengers at the Kotoka International Airport

LAST MINUTE cancellations of domestic flights left several travellers stranded at the Kumasi Airport and Kotoka International Airport on Thursday.

The harmattan weather made visibility extremely difficult and so most of the domestic airlines were forced to cancel their scheduled flights at the eleventh-hour.

This unplanned development caused huge inconvenience and discomfort to hundreds of passengers, most of whom were visibly looking dejected and disappointed.

During a visit to the two busy airports in the country on Thursday afternoon, stranded-looking passengers were seen standing in groups and holding discussions.

Most of the passengers were also seen in long queues trying to get a refund of the monies paid to the airlines for tickets while others were also seen doing a reschedule.

Some of the passengers that DAILY GUIDE interviewed lamented that the last minute cancellation of their flights had caused them several inconveniences.

According to the stranded passengers, some of them had waited at the airport for close to six hours, hoping that they would be flown to their destinations as scheduled.

They said their hopes were dashed at the last minute when from nowhere it was announced that their flights had been cancelled due to bad weather caused by the harmattan.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi