On September 15, 2018, following the completion of tests and simulation exercises, the Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport became fully operational.
The opening of the ultra-modern terminal saw hundreds of passengers in both arrival and departures departments of the terminal go through what many say is a rather smooth and stress-free procedure.
Airport operator and manager Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) broke ground on the construction of its flagship project (Terminal 3) at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in March 2016.
The project is a part of GACL’s capital investment program that entails the construction of a new terminal at KIA, the only international airport in the country, and the rehabilitation of other regional airports managed by GACL.
Terminal 3 has been lauded as one of the ultra-modern terminals in the world.
According to Mr. John Dekyem Attafuah (Managing Director of GACL), he is confident the terminal will expand the airline industry and further boost trade and investments in the country.
The new terminal comprises of five levels spread across an area of 48,268m² and semi closed areas for the Baggage Make-up Areas of 28,260m².
It also boasts ultra-modern facilities and the capacity to handle 5 million passengers a year; capacity to process 1,250 passengers per hour; six boarding bridges; 7 links (expandable to 8 in the future); a large retail area (7000m²), CIP terminal and 707 Car parking slots and a new Road network.
The $250 million T3 project is expected to be officially commissioned by President Akufo-Addo on October 2, 2018.