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New terminal at Prempeh I International Airport to be operational from July 1 — GACL

The Prempeh I International Airport (PIA) in Kumasi’s new terminal edifice is scheduled to open for business on Monday, July 1, 2024, according to a statement from the Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) management.


In order to guarantee a seamless transfer from the old terminal to the new terminal building, GACL will work with stakeholders to conduct a number of sub-system simulations. These will be followed by two comprehensive simulations that span the entire new terminal building and cover all processes and systems, taking place on June 25 and June 30, 2024.

The goal is to manage the risks involved in the transition of operations from the old terminal to the new terminal building and to make sure that all personnel, systems, and equipment are ready to work successfully and efficiently.

There will be three operational flights from the new terminal building on June 28 and 30, 2024, in accordance with the operationalization procedure.

A press release issued on Monday morning (June 24) by the GACL, stated that Africa World Airlines and Passion Air have been subsequently advised to inform passengers who were 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, two passenger boarding bridges, a presidential lounge and three other lounges; four boarding gates; four self-Service check-in Kiosks; and nine check-in desks;

It also has 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.

The release said the GACL was 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.