The Phase Two of the Kumasi International Airport project which commenced in 2018, is an initiative of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with the aim of opening up the Ashanti Region to the rest of the world.
The €124.9million new airport project is being executed by Contracta Construction UK Limited. The scope of work includes the extension of the existing runaway pavement from 1,981 meters to 2,320 meters, the construction of a new taxi link and apron, two new apron parking stands and an aeronautical ground lighting system.
So far, the construction of the terminal, installation of escalators, the baggage carousel, check-in points and passenger boarding bridges have been completed. The total work done in both phases two and three of the project is 98percent. That of the terminal is also 98% complete.
A new control tower has been fixed and the facility has a utility block that would house a standby generator, fire tenders and other emergency facilities.
The facility has a building terminal that has the capacity to handle 800,000 to 1,000,000 passengers per annum, and an 11MW substation.
On 16 December 2014, Former President John Dramani Mahama and the Asantehene jointly commissioned the FIRST PHASE of the Kumasi Airport Development project.
On 10 December 2019, Ghana’s Parliament approved an amount of €64 million credit facility for the construction of the SECOND PHASE of the Kumasi Airport.
The project is expected to be operational by the end of 2022.