How Passion Air flight bound for Kumasi ended up in Côte d’Ivoire


The management of domestic airline carrier Passion Air have explained how one of their flights bound for Kumasi the Ashanti Regional capital ended up landing in the Ivory Coast.

It occurred on Saturday 17th April,2021 when one of their flight which took off from Accra at 5:45pm local time ended up in neighbouring Ivory Coast.

According to the airline, the incident was due to bad weather on the night and have unreservedly apologized to all its customers in a press release.

“On 17 April 2021, PassionAir flight OP152 departed from Accra at 17:45 for Kumasi. Unfortunately, due to deteriorating weather conditions at the destination airport, the flight could not land,” the release said.

“Unable to land in Kumasi or return to Accra, a decision was made to proceed to the planned alternate airport, Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) where the weather permitted a safe landing.

“Passengers were provided with refreshments on the ground and the flight departed Abidjan at 11:20pm when the weather had improved en-route to Accra. Hotel arrangements were made for passengers who required it, while others opted to spend the night in their own homes”.