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New Terminal at Prempeh I International Airport in Kumasi to Begin Operations July 1

The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has announced that the new terminal at Prempeh I International Airport in Kumasi will commence operations on Monday, July 1, 2024.

In a statement released on Monday, GACL stated that it will collaborate with stakeholders to conduct a series of subsystem simulations, followed by two full-scale integrated simulations of all processes and systems in the new terminal building from June 25 to June 30, 2024.

“The objective is to ensure that all systems, equipment, and staff are fully prepared to operate efficiently and effectively and to manage risks associated with transferring operations from the old terminal to the new terminal building,” the statement added.

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As part of the operationalization process, GACL announced that there will be three live flights from the new terminal building from June 28 to June 30, 2024.

“Ghana Airports Company Limited has advised Africa World Airlines and Passion Air to inform passengers scheduled to travel on the selected dates to be aware of this arrangement.”

The new terminal building features a capacity to handle 800,000 passengers annually and process 200 passengers per hour. It includes two passenger boarding bridges, a Presidential lounge, three other lounges, four boarding gates, four self-service check-in kiosks, nine check-in desks, sixteen immigration booths, airline and staff offices, a large commercial retail area, a currency declaration office, a Forex bureau, a visa-on-arrival facility, an automated car park, a multipurpose faith room, a dedicated area for unaccompanied minors, modern baggage handling systems, and a medical facility, among other amenities.

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GACL emphasized its commitment to providing world-class airport facilities and services to position Ghana as the preferred aviation hub and leader in airport business in West Africa.

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