Virgin Atlantic pulls out of Ghana

Virgin Atlantic pulls out of Ghana

Virgin Atlantic has confirmed it will suspend flights to Ghana from September 23rd.

The carrier blamed high fuel costs in Ghana and limited flight slots at Heathrow as the reason.

A spokesman for Virgin Atlantic said: “We have had to take the difficult decision to suspend our service between London and Accra.

“The price of fuel in Ghana, coupled with a lack of attractive arrival slots into Heathrow and a continued weak global economy, has all contributed to this decision.

“These are still challenging times for the airline industry and we have to deploy our aircraft to routes with the right level of demand to be financially viable.”

Virgin presently flies into the capital, Accra.