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DOMESTIC FLIGHTS MOVE TO TERMINAL 2

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Domestic airline operations at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have moved from Terminal 1 of the facility to Terminal 2, which was previously used for international operations, effective Monday October 8.

Domestic airline operations at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have moved from Terminal 1 of the facility to Terminal 2, which was previously used for international operations, effective Monday October 8.

 

This followed the successful migration of all international operations from Terminal 2 to the newly built Terminal 3 at KIA.

Passengers travelling between Accra and those regional capitals with functioning airports ‒ Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale ‒ will now have to go through departure formalities and board their flight at Terminal 2.

World-class

The managing director of Ghana Airports Company Ltd, John Dekyem Attafuah, said that with these changes, the experience of passengers travelling between Accra and various domestic destinations will be enhanced, given the recent investment in upgrading Terminal 2 to make it a world-class terminal.

Terminal 2 of Kotoka International Airport was recently expanded to cater for growing traffic. The facility’s arrivals hall was expanded, lifts deployed, additional baggage carousels installed and numbers of airline check-in counters increased.

The use of Terminal 2 will enhance the offering by the two main domestic air service providers – Africa World Airlines (AWA) and PassionAir.

AWA operates flights daily between Accra and Kumasi, and Accra and Tamale. The airline also services the Takoradi route, PassionAir also operates daily flights between Accra, Kumasi and Tamale.

The use of Terminal 2 for domestic flights is expected to stimulate demand for air travel among the growing Ghanaian middle class, who treasure time and convenience.
As Moody’s noted in its October 1 investor report on Ghana, the country has a large middle class which is growing.

Competitive pricing of various domestic routes is also expected to lead to a further drop in airfares in the long term.

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