Ghana’s Domestic airlines reduces passengers to enforce Social Distancing
Domestic airline are set to reduce the number of passengers per flight in bid to enforce the social distancing directive enforce by the President of Ghana.
Domestic flights began to operations on Friday, May 1, 2020 after shutting down temporary due to lockdown within the regions, the closure of Ghana’s borders and the raid increase of COVID-19 cases in the country.
However, domestic flight operators have taken steps to ensure social distancing protocols by reducing their airline passenger numbers by about fifty percent.
Sales and Marketing Manager for Passion Air, Samuel Razak Tachie in an interview with Citibusinessnews said airlines are taking all the necessary precaution to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.
“As soon as you enter the terminal building, you have a mandatory temperature check and you proceed to sanitize your hands,” he stated.
He added “At the check-in counter, there are also markings on the floor [2 meters apart] which allows passengers to ensure social distancing while checking in or purchasing their tickets at the airport.
“Our aircraft has a capacity of 78, and based on the issue of social distancing, our numbers have reduced considerably. We used to have four passengers on a row but now, we take two passengers on a row.”