Kumasi Airport

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Kumasi International Airport
Kumasi International Airport.jpg
Summary
Airport type Military Airbase and Domestic Airport
Serves Kumasi
Location Kumasi,  Ghana
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (0+)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (1+)
Elevation AMSL 942 ft / 287 m
Coordinates 06°42′52″N 001°35′26″W / 6.71444°N 1.59056°W / 6.71444; -1.59056
Map
KMS is located in Ashanti
KMS
KMS
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
02/20 1,982 6,502 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Kumasi Airport (IATA: KMS, ICAO: DGSI) is a national airport in Ghana serving Kumasi, the capital of the Ashanti Region.[1][2] Kumasi International Airport is located 6 kilometres (4 mi) from Kumasi. It was changed from a military base into an airport in 1999.

The airport was closed for a week in September - October 2012 to allow resurfacing of the tarmac.[3] The current traffic at the airport stands at 42,000 a month.

Airlines and scheduled destinations

Africa World Airlines Embraer ERJ-145LR at Kumasi International Airport in Kumasi.
Airlines Destinations
Africa World Airlines Accra
Passion Air Accra

The Kumasi national Airport has undergone rehabilitation to become an International Airport. Work to upgrade the Kumasi Airport to international standard was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.

The project, valued at about $200 million, will see the construction of a new two-storey ultra-modern terminal, restaurants, shopping and parking areas, and a ring road around the airport.

Currently, upgrading work on the existing runway and some related works are in progress. A new runway will be added in due course, after which flights can take off and land in the night.[4] Currently an Instrument Landing System (ILS) to aid pilots for take off and landing has been inaugurated.[5]

In June 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the second phase of the expansion of Kumasi Airport, which is expected to be completed in 24 months. It will see the expansion of the runway from 1,981 meters to 2,300 meters, and the construction of a new terminal building with a capacity of 1 million passengers per year.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b Airport information for DGSI at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ a b Airport information for KMS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective October 2006).
  3. ^ "Kumasi Airport reopens". business.myjoyonline.com. 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Ghana HomePage, resource for News, Sports, Facts, Opinions, Business and Entertainment". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  5. ^ "Kumasi airport gets Instrument Landing System". citifmonline.com. 20 March 2014.
  6. ^ Dapatem, Donald Ato (2018-06-07). "Akufo-Addo cuts sod for Kumasi Airport phase 2 project". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2019-02-08.

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