Just as road conditions and healthcare in Ghana differ from those in the United States, aviation safety varies too. If you plan to engage in air travel while in Ghana, you need to understand that the oversight of local carriers is not up to the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
In fact, the U.S. State Department notes serious concerns over local airlines.
Service provided by a number of regional air carriers is reported to be unreliable. The airlines may alter scheduled stops, cancel or postpone flights on short notice, and regularly overbook flights. Travelers may experience unexpected delays even after checking in. Passengers should get the required seat reconfirmation stamped on the ticket, have enough emergency funds for food and lodging in case of unexpected delays, and arrive at the airport at least two hours before the scheduled departure time. Read more…
Acknowledging these safety concerns and the irregularities of air travel will help determine if air travel in Ghana is right for you.