Akufo-Addo, The President, Opens The £66 Million “New” Kumasi Airport.

On Friday, May 10, 2024, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, will officially open the recently refurbished Kumasi International Airport.

The facility, which has undergone significant renovation over the last ten years, will be formally inaugurated to allow for additional equipment testing at the new terminal building prior to the complete transfer of all domestic passenger service from the old terminal building to the new one at the end of June 2024.

President Akufo-Addo and Otumfuo are anticipated to be joined at the opening by Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Minister of Transportation, Yvonne N. A. Opare, Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, and other dignitaries.

In 2018, work on the Kumasi Airport Project’s Phase Two (2) got underway. Among other things, it involved building a new terminal building with the capacity to handle one million passengers annually, two boarding bridges, a perimeter fence, a road network, a substation, and a parking lot. The enlargement project was projected to cost £66,350,000.

The third phase of the Kumasi Airport Expansion Project entails, among other things, building a new taxi connection, two apron parking stands, an air traffic control building, and a fire station. The current runway pavement will be extended from 1,981 meters to 2,320 meters.

This phase is expected to cost £58,900,000.

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