The Ministry for Aviation works will soon allow travellers to use the Kumasi Airport to fly international destinations, a move that has been initiated after president Akufo-Addo’s sod cutting for phase-2 of the airport’s works to begin.
The second phase includes a new terminal and an expansion of the Kumasi airport runway.
According to the Minister for Aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, with the added capacity, her outfit is engaging airlines to take full advantage of the facility.
“Since last year, we have been engaging airlines operating in the country to consider making arrangement for flight tickets to originate from Kumasi so that passengers will transit through Accra” The minister explained.
This implies that, once the Kumasi airport is fully ready to begin it’s international trips, tickets will for example read, Kumasi –Accra-Dubai or Kumasi –Accra – Nairobi etc.
The Ashanti Region is the most populous and one of the fastest-growing regions in the country hence an extension of the runway from the current 1981 meters to 2,300 meters will enable the airport to handle large planes that require an extended runway to land and take off safely while bringing Kumasi airport to its international standards.