major international airlines operating at the Kotoka International Airport have cancelled their flights for Saturday, whilst others have delayed flights into Accra due to poor visibility over the Accra Flight Information Region.
Airlines such as the British Airways, South Africa Airways and Bellview Airlines have cancelled their flights outright, while Lufthansa and Kenyan Airlines have delayed flights into Accra.
Officials of these Airlines sad that the weather conditions on the West Coast of Africa was not conducive for smooth flight into Accra and added that, flight operations would resume on Sunday if the weather conditions improve
He said the harmattan had set in a bit late and its intensity was expected to subside by next week.
Giving statistics of the harmattan conditions, Mr Akabu said visibility is less than one Kilometre over the entire sub-region. Visibility over Accra is 400 metres, Lome 600 metres, Cotonou 400 metres and Abidjan 800 metres.
[Edited 2005-01-09 10:36:58]
[Edited 2005-01-09 10:38:03]