Tamale Airport reopens to domestic flights

The Tamale Airport has reopened to domestic traffic after it shut down following a cloudy harmattan weather conditions.

The management of the airport on Thursday, December 3, this year canceled all domestic flights to and from the airport in order to prevent any unforeseen occurrences.

Speaking to Graphic Online in an interview, the Tamale Airport Manager, Mr Michael Omane Mensah said some of the flights have started landing at the airport.

He said on Thursday, December 17, this year, a plane landed at the airport while another, Africa World has also landed on Friday, December 18.

He, however, said the visibility was not stable and that the airport was still studying the weather patterns in order to ensure the safe landing of the flights.

“We are trying to see if we can sustain it”, Mr Mensah said, adding that all the airline operators were studying the weather conditions before they could start full operations.

He explained that the weather visibility conditions now ranged between 3,000 and 4,000 meters.

It will be recalled that visibility in the northern part of the country dropped from between 3,000 to 4,000 meters to 400 to 800 meters about two weeks ago, thereby making it difficult for flights to land or take off at the Tamale Airport.

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