Travellers who have transited the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to other first-class airports have always looked forward to the day when Ghana will boast of the state-of-the-art facility.
Issues of poor ventilation, difficulty in climbing the staircase of aircraft with hand luggage and challenges in having to struggle with checked-in bags while descending for customs clearance at the arrival hall have been the regular experience of passengers. These hurdles will soon be over as the state-of-the-art Terminal Three will be operational.
The $250 million project, which began on October 30, 2015 and was completed on June 29, 2018, can handle five million passengers per annum, thus averaging a little over 13,000 passengers a day.
A total of 1,250 passengers can be processed per hour. The facility also has an additional 7,000 square metres retail area.
The new terminal, which has five levels spreading across a land size of 48,268 square metres, has six boarding bridges, seven links which are expandable to eight in the near future, four 80-metre long electronic carousels, a 707-capacity parking lot and a new road network. MAPA Construction MNG Holding of Turkey constructed the new terminal.