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Accra Kotoka International Airport

Head Office Kotoka International Airport P.O. Box 87 Accra Ghana IATA Code – ACC ICAO Code – DGAA Timezone (GMT) (winter/summer): +0/+0 Number of Terminals – 1 Information Line: 233 21 776 171Phone: 233 21 776 171 Website: Website

Location & Based Airlines

Photo of Accra Kotoka International Airport

Location – 10 km (6 miles) north of Accra

Based Airlines – Ghana International Airlines

Information

Kotoka International Airport (IATA: ACC, ICAO: DGAA) in Accra, Ghana, is the country’s premier international airport and has the capacity for large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-8. The airport is operated by Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), which has its offices on the airport property. GACL was established as a result of the decoupling of the existing Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in line with the modern trends in the aviation industry.

The airport company was registered in January 2006 and commenced trading on 1 January 2007 tasked with the responsibility for planning, developing, managing and maintaining all airports and aerodromes in Ghana namely Kotoka International Airport (KIA) and the regional airports at Kumasi, Tamale, Sunyani as well as airstrips.

In 2012, the airport saw 2.269 million passengers. It presently serves as a base for domestic operators Africa World Airlines, Starbow Airlines, fly540, and Antrak Air.

Kotoka Airport was renamed from Ghana International Airport, in honour of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka (1926–1967), a member of the ruling National Liberation Council. Kotoka was killed in an abortive coup attempt, at a location which is now the forecourt of the airport.

The airport consists of two passenger terminals, labelled as Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 serves primarily domestic and regional operators, while Terminal 2 serves primarily international and longhaul operators. The terminals are connected by an internal walkway. There is also a VVIP terminal used for diplomatic flights and a military terminal used for military operations. Terminal 2 is the principal international departure terminal and includes restaurants, duty-free shops and two Business Class lounges.

There are two departure lounges located after Immigration. Adinkra which is managed by Aviance and Akwaaba under the management of AHS Menzies. There is a general seating area with a duty-free shop and bars for passenger. State Protocol Lounge is used by Senior Government Officials/Diplomats and VVIPS.

 

 

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