Kotoka International Airport to handle 5.2 million passengers by 2013

Kotoka International Airport
Kotoka International Airport

Ghana’s only international airport, the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) will undergo expansion that will increase its capacity to handle 5.2 million passengers by next year 2013, a feasibility report prepared by US-based LPA group  for the Ghana Airports Company has projected, (an increase of approximately 400 per cent on 2010 figures) and 49,325 tonnes of freight (up from 46,480 in 2010) during the same period.

The expansion works are estimated to cost about $405 million it says. But officials of the Ghana Airports Company when contacted directed ghanabusinessnews.com to Aviance, a private operator at the KIA for comments. But when phone calls were made none of the calls were responded to.

A global engineering group and airport systems integrator Cavotec which claims it has won an order to supply advanced ground support equipment for the KIA would also not respond to questions sent to one of its media officials, after the official asked for the questions to be sent by email after a telephone conversation.

According to Cavotec, it won the order worth several million euros for the manufacture, supply and integration of a complete fuel hydrant system at the country’s main airport in conjunction with PW Ghana.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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