Prempeh International Airport new terminal building to be operational on July 1

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The new terminal building at the Prempeh International Airport in Kumasi will be operational on July 1, according to the Ghana Airports Company Limited, GACL. As part of preparations to move to the new terminal building, GACL said it will “in collaboration with stakeholders will conduct a series of subsystem simulations.”

The exercise will be followed by “two (2) full-scale integrated simulations of all processes and systems in the new terminal building from 25th June 2024 to 30th June 2024.”

Africa World Airlines and Passion Air, two of the airlines that use the Prempeh International Airport for domestic operations have been advised to notify customers who will travel on the set dates for the scheduled dates for simulation.

Meanwhile, the new terminal building at the Prempeh International Airport has advanced facilities including an automated car park, new baggage handling systems, offices for airlines and staff, a commercial area and Self-Service Check-in Kiosks among others.

GACL statement on the operationalization of Prempeh International Airport New Terminal Building

Accra – June 24, 2024 – Management of Ghana Airports Company Limited is pleased to announce that the new Terminal building at Prempeh I International Airport, Kumasi would be operationalized on Monday, 1st July 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 25th June 2024 to 30th June 2024. The objective is to ensure that all systems, equipment, and staff are fully prepared to operate efficiently and effectively and also to manage risks associated with the transfer of operations from the old terminal to the new Terminal building.
In line with the operationalization process, there will be three (3) live flights from the new terminal building from the 28th to 30th of June 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 features of the new Terminal building include the capacity to handle 800,000 passengers per annum, process 200 passengers per hour, 2 passenger boarding bridges, a Presidential lounge and three (3) other lounges; four (4) Boarding Gates; four (4) Self-Service Check-in Kiosks; nine (9) Check-in Desks; sixteen (16) Immigration booths, Airline and Staff offices, large Commercial Retail area, Currency Declaration office, Forex Bureau, visa-on-arrival facility, automated car park, Multipurpose Faith room, dedicated area for unaccompanied minor, modern Baggage Handling Systems and a Medical Facility among others.

Ghana Airports Company Limited is committed to providing World-Class Airport Facilities and Services to position Ghana as the Preferred Aviation Hub and Leader in Airport Business in West Africa.

GACL statement on the operationalization of the new terminal building at the Prempeh International Airport

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