- The Ho Airport in the Volta Region has seen its flight land there almost four years after construction was completed
- An Africa World Airline flight landed at the airport on Thursday, April 15, 2021
- The flight was welcomed by the chiefs and people of the area
- Photos and videos of the historic flight have popped up online
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The Ho Airport in the Volta Region has seen the maiden landing of an aircraft on Thursday, April 15, 2021.
The historic landing happened to be of an Africa World Airlines test flight which was to make pave way for commercial operations of the airport.
The first landing was witnessed by loads of people including the chiefs and other citizens of Ho and its environs.
In a video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the crew and passengers on the maiden are seen being welcomed by some chiefs upon landing.
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There was much excitement among those present as the crew and passengers exchanged pleasantries with the welcome party.
Later photos show the pilot flying a white handkerchief after the safe landing among other scenes.
Completed in 2017 by the John Mahama administration, the airport had not been in user for over three years.
In January in January 2021, Africa World Airlines (AWA), a private carrier announced that it will start flights to the Ho Airport in April 2021 with two weekly services from Accra.
In March 2021, the Minister of Transport announced that flights would commence on 13 April 2021, but this did not occur as announced.
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