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President Akufo-Addo, Otumfuo Set to Commission Kumasi International Airport May 10

The airport has also been named after the 13th Asante King, Nana Sir Osei Agyemang Prempeh I

President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Asante King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, are set to commission the Kumasi International Airport on May 10, 2024.

The airport has also been named after the 13th Asante King, Nana Sir Osei Agyemang Prempeh I, and when it officially begins full operations later in June, the name change will apply.

The Kumasi Airport previously only took local flights, but with the upgrade now, the Ghana Airports Company Limited says it can handle  800,000 passengers annually.

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The project according to the government cost £66,350,000 and £58,900,000 for Phase 2 and 3 respectively.

“The Phase II of the project, which began in 2018, includes the construction of a new terminal building to handle one million passengers per annum, two boarding bridges, a road network, perimeter fence, a substation and parking lot among others. Phase III of the Kumasi Airport expansion project involves the extension of the existing runway pavement from 1,981 meters to 2,320 meters, construction of new taxi link and two apron parking stands, an Air Traffic Control Building, and a Fire Station among others,” the Ghana Airports Company Limited wrote on its website.

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