PassionAir (formerly DAC International Airlines), is a Ghanaian that offers domestic flights to multiple destinations within Ghana. The airline is based at Kotoka International Airport, Accra& and offers daily flights from Accra to Kumasi and from Accra to Tamale, with plans to expand its route network in the coming years, predominantly focusing on the offering flights to and around West Africa.
PassionAir was founded under the name DAC International Airline, but shortly after it gained its air operator's certificate (AOC), it rebranded as PassionAir, which is what it's now known as today.
PassionAir flew its inaugural flight in August 2018 with a service between Accra and Kumasi and rolled out flights to Tamale shortly after.
Passion Air operates a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage. The fare you've chosen also determines the requirements and restrictions.
All PassionAir passengers are given one free piece of carry-on baggage included in the price of their ticket. In addition to this, passengers can bring one small bag, such as a small rucksack, purse or a laptop bag.
Size and weight limits are as follows:
Passengers flying on PassionAir with a Silver or Bronze ticket are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of 7kg and the bag must fit within the dimensions of 22 x 35 x 56 cm.
Passengers flying on PassionAir with a Gold Ticket are given a free carry-on baggage allowance of 10g and the bag must fit within the dimensions of 22 x 35 x 56 cm.
PassionAir passengers with a Silver or Bronze ticket are given a free checked baggage allowance of 25kg.
PassionAir passengers with a Gold ticket are given a free checked baggage allowance of 30kg.
All checked baggage must fit within the dimensions of 250 x 79 x 112 cm.
PassionAir offer passengers additional baggage, if they would like to take more baggage than the free baggage allowance allow. No single bag can weigh more than 32kg and there is a maximum limit of 10 bags per person. Any excess baggage is charged on a per kilo basis.
Infants/babies flying on PassionAir are not allowed to take checked baggage on the flight. However, they're given a free carry-on baggage allowance of 7kg.
PassionAir only has one cabin class on its flights — Economy Class.
The Economy cabin is comfortable, with a professional service carried out by the airlines expertly trained cabin crew.
Passengers flying with Passion Air can either check-in at the airport or online via their website or app.
Online check-in for PassionAir flights can be completed by visiting the PassionAir online check-in page and entering the relevant flight details. Online check-in opens 24 hours before scheduled flight departure time and closes one hour before.
Passion Air also have an app which allows passengers to check-in online and access their boarding pass and flight schedules.
The departure gate closes 40 minutes before the departure time of the flight, so it's important that passengers on PassionAir flights arrive well in advance to allow time for check-in. Passengers must present the relevant travel documents at the PassionAir check-in counters to check-in for their PassionAir flight.
There's no in-flight entertainment on PassionAir flights.
Passengers are entitled to use their phones, tablets and laptops throughout the duration of the flight but it's requested that they're placed in flight mode. Devices such as:
May be used throughout the duration of the flight, with no restrictions.
There's no WIFI on PassionAir flights. Check back in the future to see if this is a feature that will be implemented onboard Passion Air flights.
Passengers are served a light snack, usually, a pastry filled with meat or a vegetarian substitute, as well as a small bottle of water and/or juice.
PassionAir flies to the following destinations in Ghana. The airline has expressed interest in adding a fourth route to Takoradi.
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Kotoka International Airport is an international airport located in Accra, Ghana and the hub airport for PassionAir. Kotoka International opened as a military base, which was used by the British Royal Air Force in the second World War. In 1956, the airport had a major renovation, when its first terminal building was built. Shortly thereafter, the airport began facilitating passenger services under the name 'Accra International Airport'. A decade later, the airport was renamed Kotoka International Airport, which it is now known as today.
Kotaka International Airport is the only international airport in the whole of Ghana. The airport is split into three terminals — Terminal 1, which is no longer active, Terminal 2, which is used for domestic flights and all PassionAir flights and Terminal 3, which serves all regional and international flights.
Other airlines that use Kotoka International Airport as its hub airport include Africa World Airlines.
PassionAir's fleet consists of entirely de Havilland aircraft. The airline currently has two Bombardier Dash-8 (DHC-Q400) aircraft and three Dash 8-300 within its fleet, which have the capacity to carry 234 passengers per aircraft.
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