Ethiopia Airlines has banned the use of sack bags popularly known as “Ghana-Must-Go” on its flights.
Blueprint reports that the Ghana -Must-Go bags, which is affordable, is popular among travelers from Nigerians and other African countries.
Many travelers also prefer the “Ghana-Must-Go” bags due to its lightweight and capacity to take in a lot of valuables.
Ethiopia Airlines, however, said the bags were banned due to frequent damage to conveyor belts at various airports, resulting in significant costs incurred by the airlines involved.
Ethiopian Airlines in a statement on its official X handle, formerly Twitter, while announcing the ban said: “We would like to inform you of a restriction regarding the usage of irregularly shaped packages on Ethiopian Airlines flights.
“It is strictly prohibited to bring “Ghana must go” bags unless they are adequately packed in a carton or hardcover rectangular container.
“This restriction has been implemented due to the frequent occurrence of damages to conveyor belts at various airports, resulting in significant costs incurred by the airlines involved.
“We kindly request your cooperation in complying with this rule to ensure the smooth operation of our flights and to minimize any potential disruptions caused by damaged conveyor belts.
“We appreciate your understanding and continued support in adhering to these guidelines. Thank you for choosing Ethiopian Airlines.”