Ghana: McDan Aviation suspends operations of Private Jet Terminal; begins talks with GACL


McDan Aviation Services says it has suspended operations of its recently launched Private Jet Services at the Terminal 1 of Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra.

In a letter dated January 31, written by the Managing Director of the company, Daniel McKorley, he confirmed that they are following through with the Ghana Airports Company Limited’s(GACL) order to suspend operations.

“We are writing to officially inform you about our decision to suspend our operations at the Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) with immediate effect,” the letter said.

McDan explained that “this has become necessary to pave way for us to thoroughly engage your outfit and all the key stakeholders on the way forward.”

The Airports Company ordered McDan Aviation to suspend the use of Terminal 1 until further notice.

In a letter signed on January 31, by the Managing Director of the Airports Company, Yaw Kwakwa, he referenced a notice to the company to suspend its inauguration of the Private Jet Terminal last Friday, which was not adhered to.

Consequently, Mr Kwakwa said, “We note with concern your failure to comply with the directive despite the outstanding issues on the prior terms and conditions for the use and operations of Terminal 1 as a Private Jet Terminal.

“Management has consequently directed the suspend of your use of Terminal 1 until further notice.”

The CEO of McDan Aviation has been “requested to relinquish the keys to enable Management to undertake a Joint Inventory by close of business day, Monday, January 31, 2022.”

In response to the GACL order, Daniel McKorley said McDan Aviation “will write to officially arrange for the engagement. While at that, we will also appreciate your guidance on what will be the most appropriate step to take.”