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Prempeh I International Airport to begin operations on July 1

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In a significant development for Ghana's aviation sector, the management of Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has announced the upcoming operationalization of the new terminal building at Prempeh I International Airport in Kumasi.

In a statement issued on June 24, 2024, the GACL said the new Prempeh I International Airport will begin operations on July 1, 2024.


“As part of preparations to ensure a smooth transition from the old terminal to the new terminal building, Ghana Airports Company Limited, in collaboration with stakeholders, will conduct a series of subsystem simulations followed by two (2) full-scale integrated simulations of all processes and systems in the new terminal building from June 25, 2024, to June 30, 2024,” the GACL said.

It explained that the objective is to ensure that all systems, equipment, and staff are fully prepared to operate efficiently while managing risks associated with the transfer of operations from the old terminal to the new terminal building.

The GACL also mentioned that in line with the operationalization process, there will be three (3) live flights from the new terminal building from June 28 to 30, 2024.

“Ghana Airports Company Limited has subsequently advised Africa World Airlines and Passion Air to inform passengers who are scheduled to travel on the selected dates to be mindful of this arrangement,” the statement added.


The new Prempeh I International Airport terminal building boasts several state-of-the-art features aimed at enhancing passenger convenience and operational efficiency. Highlights include a capacity to handle up to 800,000 passengers annually, with the capability to process 200 passengers per hour.

The terminal is equipped with two passenger boarding bridges, a Presidential lounge, three additional lounges, four boarding gates, four self-service check-in kiosks, nine check-in desks, and sixteen immigration booths.

Other amenities include airline and staff offices, a large commercial retail area, currency declaration office, forex bureau, visa-on-arrival facility, automated car park, multipurpose faith room, dedicated area for unaccompanied minors, modern baggage handling systems, and a medical facility.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inaugurated the Prempeh I International Airport Terminal in Kumasi on May 10, 2024.

The airport is anticipated to elevate the Ashanti Region's presence on the global stage, which is also expected to bolster the economic well-being of the local populace.